Problem Structuring Methods

Objectivesthe students should get acquainted with the best known methods aimed at structuring and formulating a decision problem and learn how to conduct a decision aiding process.



  • Decision Processes and Decision Aiding Processes.
  • Problem Structuring Methods either oriented to one precise decision support method or independent.
  • Formulating a decision problem and choosing a problem solving method.
  • Revising and updating a decision problem.
  • Constructing explanations and justifications.




  • Keeney R., Valued Focussed Thinking, Wiley, New York, 1992.
  • Rosenhead R., Rational Analysis of a Problematic World, Wiley, New York, 1997.


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