There are different types of models. This classification may vary from organization to organization. However, these types are discussed in the following points:
Types of models
1. Generalized Model: This type of model gives a general idea about the whole system. The reader or observer gets an overall idea that may be on one organization but its application is expensive.
2. Specialized Model: Specialized model shows a limited focus on a particular subject only. The reader or user can gain relevant knowledge and can apply that knowledge in that particular area.
3. Conceptual Model: This type of model scans an overall idea about the issue. The conceptual model helps to earn knowledge thoroughly. But the reader can not gain specialized knowledge by going through this model.
4. Qualitative Model: Qualitative model enunciates the theoretical knowledge to the reader. It does not show any quantitative figures. This model may draw diagrammatically. But after going through this model, the reader can gain the ability to quantify it.
5. Quantitative Model: This model is just opposite to the qualitative model. The quantitative model is given in the form of an equation or with the help of a quantitative figure. This model is suitable for highly talented and specialized people.
6. Structured Model: Structured model elaborates on the themes with the help of a diagram. By glancing at this model, the observer or reader gets an idea about what it shows. A knowledgeable person can explain this model in their own ways. Thus expression may be different.
7. Unstructured Model: This is the last type of model to be discussed. The unstructured model is more or less similar to the conceptual model. This model does not have any diagrammatical representation rather theoretical discussion. In some cases, the sequence cannot be maintained and haphazard discussion may be there.
For our purpose, we have discussed seven types of models only. There may be other classification of models. But for avoiding the load of the learners, we have tried to shorten the multi-classification of models.
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