Decision-making in model construction: Unveiling habits

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Etat: Public
Version: Author's accepted manuscript
Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
ID Serval
serval:BIB_22D6746B6F75
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Decision-making in model construction: Unveiling habits
Périodique
Environmental Modelling & Software
Auteur(s)
Babel Lucie, Vinck Dominique, Karssenberg Derek
ISSN
1364-8152
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
24/07/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
120
Pages
104490
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The first stages of the modeling process remain thus far poorly studied, in particular the modeler’s decision-making in regard to the inclusion and representation of environmental phenomena within the model. Anchoring itself in the theoretical and methodological framework of Science and Technology Studies, the present study aims at identifying and retracing the origin of the modeler’s choices. Extensive, semi-constructed interviews were conducted with European and North American modelers in a variety of disciplines within Earth and Universe sciences. The outcome of the interviews sheds light on the role of different actors in transferring choices progressively incorporated in the modelers’ practice, up to becoming self-evident. We introduce and engage the sociological concept of habits as an additional layer of analysis. Modeling habits can contribute to efficiency and expertise – provided their origin, epistemic load and implications in regard to collectives are assessed.
Mots-clé
Ecological Modelling, Environmental Engineering, Software
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25/04/2019 13:16
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24/08/2019 5:09
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