On the Human Aspects in Structural Modeling
Technological Forecasting and Social Change
This article deals with two facets of structural modeling often ignored: a) the several human roles that effective participative modeling must encompass, and b) the group procedures developed to assist modelers in defining the elements of the system to be modeled. The roles are 1) the method technician, 2) the facilitator, and 3) the participant. Their recognition on the part of the technology assessment leader is vital to the successful conduct of participative modeling. The element-generating group procedures surveyed here are organized into two categories: those which emphasize an atmosphere for free-wheeling thinking, and those which emphasize structured guidance (either through use of words or geometric and analytic techniques). © 1979.
Locate the Document
Lendaris, G. G. (1979). On the human aspects in structural modeling. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 14(4), 329-351.