A Taxonomy of Heuristic Problem Solving

  • F. J. Garlick
  • S. Thompson


This paper discusses problem solving and its algorithmic-like properties. In systems literature problem solving is often discussed in relation to its methodological setting — for example, SSM may legitimately be regarded as a problem solving scheme. It is a contention of this paper that five cognitive elemental strategies may be involved in generalised problem solving.


Soft System Methodology Relevant System Intuitive Rule Information Processing Theory Random Walk Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Garlick
    • 1
  • S. Thompson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Science, Faculty of TechnologyThe University of PortsmouthPortsmouth, HampshireUK

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