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.