I have spent much of the day reflecting on George Box’s (1979) paper Robustness in the strategy of scientific model building (link).
I have made a rather basic attempt to rewrite Figure 12 from that paper:
This guide reminded me of a more recent visualisation that I have found profoundly helpful. It is from the tidyverse (link):
Both address the way we might model behaviour. I note the inclusion of communication in the tidyverse visualisation and see remarkable potential of combining George’s parsimony and criticism with the iterations evident in the tidyverse.