MODELIZATION (Expediency in) 2)3)4)
J.W. SUTHERLAND describes as follows the unacceptable roots of expediency in modelization (a cause of not a few disasters in human systems in general):
"We need a solution but lack an effective instrument to arrive at a solution (a problem which has haunted those who, for example, are trying to develop game-based models to attack sociopsychological behavior).
"We need a solution, but to apply instruments congruent with the real properties (e.g., the true complexity) of the problem would be inefficient or economically infeasible – hence, for example, the tendency of operations research and industrial engineering practitioners to assume linearity in the face of evidently nonlinear phenomena" (1973, p.128).
The pseudo-solutions thus obtained are generally sub-optimal and sometimes, downright erroneous.
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