RESOLUTION LEVEL 1)3)
The level of discrimination used by an observer to study an object or a concrete system.
By means of appropriate instruments, for example various types of microscopes, an observer can obtain different resolution degrees, which could not be obtained by the use of his or her physiological senses only.
R. VALLÉE states: "Many of the concepts of the systems theory depend on the observation process" (1990, p.54), i. e. the resolution level, a notion emphasized by this author in his paper.
Many "boundaries" (for example, the skin of an animal) reveal themselves to be in fact complex interfaces, when the resolution level is improved.
Thus, models must be validated in accordance with the space and time dimensions of the samplings used to produce the basic data. There is always a danger of unwarranted interpolations or extrapolations, be it in discrete (digital) or continuous (analogue) models.
In any case "… no reality can be defined independently of an organization level"(R. PASSET, 2000, p.49)
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