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Value/Estimate Criticism

  In this group of conflicts, the entity being criticized is a value or an estimate. There are similarities between these two entities because there can be at most one value or estimate of a parameter at any time. This conflict situation is shown in figure 5.3. The criticism of a value or estimate may be one of too high, too low, wrong units or too imprecise.

Figure 5.3: Criticizing a value/estimate

This group can further be broken down into two subgroups where the criticized entity is a value, and where the entity is an estimate, resulting in conflicts between a critic and a selector, and between a critic and an estimator respectively. Both types of conflict are initiated by the critic.

Ilan Berker
Thu Apr 27 16:25:38 EDT 1995