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Building cumulative knowledge through literature reviews


Leseure, Michel and Shaw, Duncan and Atif, Hassan (2006) Building cumulative knowledge through literature reviews. In: Knowledge Management International Conference and Exhibition 2006 (KMICE 2006), 6-8 June 2006, The Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Sometimes a literature review returns a wealth of conflicting results that succeed only in clouding our knowledge rather than clarifying it.This is partly because literature is often not cumulative, making it the responsibility of the reader to synthesise knowledge across articles. This synthesis involves a difficult cognitive process, but one that can be supported with modeling techniques.Through a case study the paper reports an unusual application of influence diagrams, and proposes a framework for building cumulative knowledge through literature reviews.The impact of the models on the case study organisation’s knowledge and decision making is presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 983-3282-90-3 Organized by: Faculty of Information Technology, UUM
Uncontrolled Keywords: influence diagrams, knowledge,literature review, structuring complex problems
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2014 08:25
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 08:25
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11498

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