The insufficient understanding of complex issues by any single individual or group.
J. WARFIELD, who introduces this concept distinguishes three different aspects of underconceptualization:
"1. Structural under conceptualization means that the organization of the information about a given issue is insufficient to enable the important patterns to be inspected… We can say… that ordinary processes omit recognition and interpretation of the cycles that are at work in a given issue…
"2. The second aspect… stems from the normal absence of any sense of length of logic (note: i.e. interconnected logical sequences)
"3. The third aspect arises by ignoring in ordinary approaches to issues the human limitations on working mentally with information, which are well known from the work of MILLER, SIMON, and others, but which seem systematically to be ignored in systems analysis and design activity" (1991, p.200).
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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