Systems analysis treats the coupled human-environment as a hierarchical system of interacting systems. A particular research question employs one of the three possible levels of consideration.
Particular system: focus on decisions taken by a system within a larger system
Interactions between systems: focus on (dynamic) connectivity between systems
System of systems: focus on the state and dynamics of the entire complex system
Correspondingly, ASA’s research is organized around three mutually complementing and cross-fertilizing research areas.
Last edited: 31 January 2019
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