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Enabling Systemic Knowledge Synthesis





ISBN 9781138033795
Published October 19, 2016 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
246 Pages - 191 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Integrating ideas from the fields of systems science and knowledge science, Knowledge and Systems Science: Enabling Systemic Knowledge Synthesis shows how to create and justify various pieces of knowledge systemically. Written by one of the foremost experts in this area, the book presents approaches for the systemic integration of knowledge, which can help solve complex problems today and in the future.

After discussing issues of systemic knowledge synthesis, the book emphasizes the importance of the human dimension in problem solving and introduces a new integrated systems approach called the informed systems approach. It also covers mathematical information aggregation techniques.

Moving on to knowledge science concepts and approaches, the book discusses organizational and academic knowledge creation models and considers a sociological interpretation of the knowledge integration system. To support knowledge science as an academic discipline, the author explains how to justify knowledge and summarizes a theory of knowledge synthesis (construction) systems.

Through case studies of technology archiving, academic research evaluation, demand forecasting of perishable foods, and other real-world concerns, this book demonstrates the use of new knowledge-based methods in addressing a variety of complex issues. It also illustrates the importance of acquiring a systemic view through trained intuition.

Table of Contents

Issues of Systemic Synthesis
Yin and Yang
Discussion on Systemic Thinking
Complexity in Thoughts
Discussion on Systemic Synthesis
Appendix on Opinion Organizing Methods

Systems Approaches
Complexity and Systems
Methodological Complexity
Soft Systems Methodology
Oriental Systems Methodologies
Hints for Questions and Exercises
Appendix on Systems Approaches

An Integrated Systems Approach
Principles of Integration
Intercultural Understanding
An Informed Systems Approach
A Knowledge Integration System
Application to Technology Archiving
Application to Technology Roadmapping
Appendix on Systems Techniques

Mathematical Information Aggregation
Complexity in Decision Making
Data Collection and Screening
Degree of Fit between Requests and Products
Information Aggregation
Answers to Questions
Application of Specialized Integration

The Emergence of Knowledge Science
Knowledge Revolution
Epistemes in the Knowledge-Based Society
Approaches to Knowledge Science

Knowledge Creation Models
Organizational Knowledge Creation
Academic Knowledge Creation
Application to Academic Research Evaluation
Knowledge Creation Modeling Exercise

Knowledge Synthesis or Construction
Sociological Interpretation
Application of Interdisciplinary Integration
The i-System Exercise
Appendix on Risk Analysis
Appendix on Categorical Clustering Methods

Knowledge Justification
Knowledge Discovery and Justification
Philosophical Positions
Discussion and Exercise
Theory of Knowledge Construction Systems
Application of Intercultural Integration
Final Exercise

References

Index

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