These papers may provide starting point.... Understanding the limitations:
Morris and Martens (2009: p. 277). A metaphor pointing limitations of approaches caused by applying isolated techniques at mapping a scientific research field.
The above paper contains an illustrated metaphorical picture of the state of affairs
The Blind Men and the Elephant: A Metaphor to Illuminate the Role of Researchers and Reviewers
That being said, there are few if any papers which take into account the long-ignored event horizon:
The effect of temporal hyper-morbidity....
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HIFA profile: David Cawthorpe is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada. His professional interests include: Human Development, Developmental Psychopathology, and Delivery of low bandwidth medical education curriculum. cawthord AT ucalgary.ca