Title

LOGICAL TYPES OF SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Abstract

Systems analysis is an activity critical to the success of information systems (IS). As there are few appropriate classifications of systems analysis (SA) at present, we propose a theoretical model for the logical types of SA approach, which are different each other in terms of the source of knowledge and the orientation of practitioners. It is then transformed into a working model for the examination with the major perspectives in philosophy, which are used for test because philosophy provides epistemology and has been considered a fundamental discipline for sciences. We produce the four salient logical types that include a first-person perspective SA (1ppSA). This justifies the efforts in the development of a method for the 1ppSA. A conscious choice of a logical type is also expected to improve IS development activities.

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