Knowledge process analysis: Framework and experience



We present a step-by-step approach for constructing a framework for knowledge process analysis (KPA). We intend to apply this framework to the analysis of own research projects in an exploratory way and elaborate it through the accumulation of case studies. This study is based on a methodology consisting of knowledge process modeling, primitives synthesis, and reflective verification. We describe details of the methodology and present the results of case studies: a novel methodology, a practical work guide, and a tool for KPA; insights for improving future research projects and education; and the integration of existing knowledge creation theories.


Knowledge process analysis knowledge process modeling primitives synthesis reflective verification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Knowledge ScienceJapan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyIshikawaJapan

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