How To Choose Systems Methods | Clemson (2013)

How To Choose Systems Methods | Barry A Clemson – Academia.edu

How To Choose Systems Methods

Barry A Clemson

This paper builds on David Alman’s (2012) Systems Thinking World LinkedIn discussion “How do I figure out which System thinking method or model is appropriate to the situation I’m trying to figure out how to deal with?” In this paper I restrict myself to social systems, e.g. organizations, tribes, grassroots movements and regions such as communities or nations. The problem is reformulated to reflect some fundamental constraints.

I then discuss five commonly used approaches to selecting methods:

1. Intuitive,

2. Action Research,

3. Heuristics,

4. Developing Viability, and

5. Rational Decision Framework.

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