The Challenges of Problem Solving


Problem solving is difficult yet too often it seems to be limited to a process of deciding to do something then following this with a series of actions that intuition suggests will achieve the desired result. This is similar to shooting in the dark. There is no way of knowing that the proposed actions will lead to a solution or even that the problem is soluble. The alternative is to create a well-thought-out, logical path to a solution. The aim of this book has been to provide some guidance on how to achieve this and to examine the difficulties when problems are complex rather than straightforward.


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