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systems analysis
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
X Research, Technology and Engineering
Definition
The formal study of complex systems carried out to support decision making. Systems analysis examines the implementation and impacts of alternative technologies or courses of action considering the probable consequences of the alternatives in terms of uncertainty, risk, costs, and benefits. Systems analysis requires interdisciplinary approaches to guide decisions on public and private strategy and programs, resource use and protection, research and development in technology, regional and urban development, educational systems, and health and other social services.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
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Broader Term
industrial ecology
research methods
Narrower Term
input output analysis
system boundary
system optimization
Related Term
life cycle assessment
material flow analysis
product system
systems engineering
Spanish
análisis de sistema
Term Number
55979