Protocol Analysis for Exploring the Role of Application Domain in Conceptual Schema Understanding

  • Vijay Khatri
  • Iris Vessey
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4215)


In keeping with prior research [1] that suggests that the objective of empirical research in conceptual modeling is to understand the cognitive model created by viewing conceptual schemas (e.g., ER diagrams), this research contributes to the foundation for developing a cognitive model of conceptual modelers. The aspect on which we focus in our research is the role of the application domain in conceptual schema understanding.


Conceptual Modeling Domain Knowledge Information System Application Domain Cognitive Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vijay Khatri
    • 1
  • Iris Vessey
    • 2
  1. 1.Indiana UniversityUSA
  2. 2.UQ and QUTAustralia

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