Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Cognitive mapping

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_123
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A graphical notation for capturing concepts in use by decision makers for understanding a problematic situation. Concepts are fixed by reference to polar opposites, and directed arcs indicate perceived causal relationships. See Problem structuring methods.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA