An Empirical Investigation Of The Cognitive Fit Of Selected Process Model Diagramming Techniques

Roberta Ann Jones, Jeffrey J. Tsay, Kenneth Griggs
2011 Review of Business Information Systems (RBIS)  
This paper describes an empirical investigation of the cognitive fit (defined as the degree to which a particular diagramming technique is representative of a problem space) between four process modeling techniques consisting of data flow diagrams (DFD), process maps (PM), flowcharts (FC), and Resources, Events, and Agents (REA) diagrams.Experimental results indicated some positive associations between three techniques (PM, DFD, and REA) and scores for questions hypothetically pertaining to
more » ... y pertaining to each, respectively. Contrary to the hypotheses, PM and DFD outperformed FC.
doi:10.19030/rbis.v7i1.4538 fatcat:mvqjincpoffirlf73xhovozn7q