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ERIC Number: EJ534069
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
What Is a Model?
McNamara, James F.
International Journal of Educational Reform, v5 n4 p517-20 Oct 1996
Uses R.A. Ackoff's connotations to define "model" as noun, adjective, and verb. Researchers should use various types of models (iconic, analogue, or symbolic) for three purposes: to reveal reality, to explain the past and present, and to predict and control the future. Herbert Simon's process model for administrative decision making has widespread applications. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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