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Transdisciplinary Problem Solving

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

Systemic (systemic)

Systemic is one of the core characteristics of transdisciplinary problem solving (see ANU Framework for Transdisciplinary Problem Solving).

It means recognising that many problems and solutions involve more than simple cause-and-effect interactions. Instead, understanding and action requires attending to multiple interacting cause-and-effect relationships, where feedback and leverage points come into play; appreciating that all the interacting cause-and effect relationships cannot be investigated, so that boundaries must be set, as well as that systems exist within systems; and recognising that the perspectives of those involved in investigating the system influence how the problem is understood. Systems range from simple to complex adaptive systems. 


Complex systems 

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