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Influence diagrams Open University (2014a)[1][2]show interconnections between components of a system in the form of influence. There are two basic ways to look for influence connections in a complex situation. The first is to start from a systems map, modifying it and adapting to identify the principal interconnections. The second is to identify an alternative starting point within the complex situation, such as a component in the complexity that seems to be influential. You can then build the influence diagram from there.

References

  1. ^ Open University. (2014a). System maps and influence diagrams (basic tutorial).
  2. ^ Open University. (2014c). Influence diagrams.