This is the second article in a series relating to the development of axiomatic theories of intentional systems. This article presents a critique of methodologies for scientific discovery, and provides an alternative by which comprehensive, consistent, and complete theories in the social sciences can be developed. Further, it is argued that only axiomatic… (More)
2009: Halifax Harbour extreme water levels in the context of climate change: scenarios for a 100-year planning horizon, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6346, iv+22 p. Open Files are products that have not gone through the GSC formal publication process.
This article presents the foundations of A-GSBT (Axiomatic-General Systems Behavioral Theory) by providing a clear logical definition of general system. Such a definition is critical for devising mathematical models for predicting results in behavioral systems. The purpose of A-GSBT is to provide an Options Set to construct a theory with predictive… (More)
Map & Analyze Patterns & Structures Across Time (MAPSAT) is a new set of mapping tools that are appropriate for analyses of system dynamics and structure in education. MAPSAT consists of two complementary methodologies: Analysis of Patterns in Time (APT) and Analysis of Patterns in Configuration (APC). In APT, a researcher creates temporal maps by observing… (More)
Limited information is available on digestibility of nutrients in various practical ingredients used in diets for commercially important finfish species, such as hybrid striped bass. This information is especially needed for sunshine bass, Morone chrysops 3 M. saxatilis, to improve least-cost diet formulations and to allow effective substitution of… (More)
Descriptors: 1) systemic change in education; 2) predicting system outcomes
In this study, researchers conducted literature reviews to support or invalidate 14 theorems of the Axiomatic-General Systems Behavioral Theory (A-GSBT) as they applied to an educational context. Researchers investigated the following three questions: 1) Which theorems could possibly be applied to educational systems? 2) Are there empirical studies that… (More)