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Operational Guidelines for Problem Solving

Abstract

Previous chapters have stressed the importance of knowing the total picture and of commencing problem solving with some well-thought-out overall strategy. It is now time to consider how the individual facets of a complex problem can be addressed operationally. Most complex problems are too large and challenging to be addressed as a whole. They need to be broken into subproblems. This chapter will provide some guidance on how to proceed at this level before we examine specific problems in Chapter 9.

Keywords

Illegal Drug Railway Station Drug Problem Drug Dealer Drug Dealing 
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Notes

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