What is a model? LO5695

Sat, 17 Feb 1996 10:12:34 -0500

Replying to LO5658 --

David Reed writes:

>But, and here is where I contradict myself, I also use
>modeling to mean placing accepted rules and known practices
>around an idea or concept so that relationships can be

i thought your definition of a model hit the mark. But, i would introduce
the concept of a "framework" to remove you "contradiction." By framework
i mean the assumptions, premises, and accepted wisdom that bound or frame
an understanding of a problem and its context. They are extremely useful
in breaking down complex problems into manageable chunks so you can
examine relationships....

Chris Costello


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