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systems analysis

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.
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