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Thinking (in) complexity: (In) definitions and (mis)conceptions

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Thinking (in) complexity : (In) definitions and (mis)conceptions. / Teixeira de Melo, Ana; Caves, Leo Simon Dominic; Dewitt, Anna; Clutton, Evie; Macpherson, Rory; Garnett, Philip.

In: Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 22.07.2019.

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Teixeira de Melo, A, Caves, LSD, Dewitt, A, Clutton, E, Macpherson, R & Garnett, P 2019, 'Thinking (in) complexity: (In) definitions and (mis)conceptions', Systems Research and Behavioral Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2612

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Teixeira de Melo, A., Caves, L. S. D., Dewitt, A., Clutton, E., Macpherson, R., & Garnett, P. (2019). Thinking (in) complexity: (In) definitions and (mis)conceptions. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2612

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Teixeira de Melo A, Caves LSD, Dewitt A, Clutton E, Macpherson R, Garnett P. Thinking (in) complexity: (In) definitions and (mis)conceptions. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. 2019 Jul 22. https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2612

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Teixeira de Melo, Ana ; Caves, Leo Simon Dominic ; Dewitt, Anna ; Clutton, Evie ; Macpherson, Rory ; Garnett, Philip. / Thinking (in) complexity : (In) definitions and (mis)conceptions. In: Systems Research and Behavioral Science. 2019.

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abstract = "Abstract The rise of complexity sciences has led to the development of new language about systems. Concepts such as ?complex systems thinking? or ?complexity thinking? have appeared in the literature, appealing to ways of thinking (in) complexity. The notion of ?complex thinking,? may be considered as referring to a mode of thinking more congruent with the complexity of the world. The widespread and sometimes undifferentiated usage of these concepts results in a lack of clarity and terminological confusion, which jeopardizes their heuristic and pragmatic value. We identify literature using terms related to thinking (in) complexity and use a combination of computational and qualitative methods to extract definitions and analyse their usage. We map the relationships of the concepts and their usage across different intellectual communities. Our goal is to clarify these concepts and to strengthen their pragmatic value for the promotion and management of positive changes in complex systems.",
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