A model for the evaluation of location based services in South Africa based on soft systems methodology and the process-outcomes model

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Barry, Michael en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Wiid, Sean en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-31T11:33:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-31T11:33:20Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Wiid, S. 2005. A model for the evaluation of location based services in South Africa based on soft systems methodology and the process-outcomes model. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5578
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract The increasing pervasiveness of technology has led to questions concerning the contribution and value of technology, and to what extent a particular innovation, invention, product, theory or technological development benefits society. The attempt to answer these questions has led to the development of evaluation methodologies to provde a structured approach to this process of inquiry. In most cases, evaluation methodology can be classified as either fundamentally holistic or reductionist in its approach. This dissertation argues that both holistic and reductionist thinking need to be applied to the evaluation of complex phenomena, and develops theory in order to achieve this. In the context of evaluating Location Based Services (LBS) in South Africa, a conceptual framework was developed to combine the holistic, systems thinking apporach of Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) and the reductionist approach of metrics and the Process Outcomes model. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.title A model for the evaluation of location based services in South Africa based on soft systems methodology and the process-outcomes model en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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