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Transdisciplinary Problem Solving

A guide to transdisciplinary problem solving resources available from the ANU Library

Decision making (change-oriented)

As an aspect of the change-oriented characteristic of transdisciplinary problem solving (see ANU Framework for Transdisciplinary Problem Solving), understanding how to make effective decisions is a key component of achieving the ANU graduate attribute Capability to Employ Discipline-based Knowledge in Transdisciplinary Problem Solving. 

For issues with major consequences, rational and deliberative decision-making processes are required, and these are different from the processes used when low-consequence day-to-day decisions are made. Expertise is required to appreciate these different kinds of decision making, what is required to make good decisions in both circumstances, and how to avoid the pitfalls that lead to bad decisions. 


  • Critical thinking 
  • Heuristics and biases 

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