The Cognitive Force Equations Academic Article uri icon


  • The knowledge spectrum provides information about pragmatic knowledge types, which are placed on a spectrum based on their potential cognitive force. Based on the relationship between insight and Dretskes three knowledge types, a conceptual framework for the equations is provided. These equations provide a shorthand method for determining the cognitive force of a specific pragmatic knowledge type. Together, the graphical and mathematical techniques of knowledge microanalysis, which is based on the knowledge chemistry approach, will be calibrated and refined. Two tools will be used to estimate cognitive force. These tools will enable organisations to develop models of their existing and proposed knowledge-intensive processes for analysis and refinement.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Information & Knowledge Management

author list (cited authors)

  • Randles, T. J., Gardner, L. A., & Allison, L.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Randles, Theodore J||Gardner, Lisa A||Allison, Lee

publication date

  • September 2022