Cross-impact Balances: A Method for Bridging Social Systems and Cybernetics

  title={Cross-impact Balances: A Method for Bridging Social Systems and Cybernetics},
  author={Vanessa Jine Schweizer and Anita Lazurko},
  journal={2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)},
  • V. Schweizer, Anita Lazurko
  • Published 11 October 2020
  • Computer Science
  • 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
Social scientists apply cybernetic thought in subfields such as sociocybernetics; however, their applications are qualitatively inclined, limiting their ability to provide predictions useful for decision support. The quasi-qualitative method of cross-impact balances (CIB) offers a potential bridge between social scientific applications of cybernetics and cybernetic research that is more mechanistic, such as expert systems. This paper introduces the method of cross-impact balances (CIB) and… 
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