The qualitative improvement of societal studies depends upon all-out acceptance of operations-research techniques, adoption of a systems approach as a basic principle, a real effort toward interdisciplinary collaboration, and deliberate, intensive orientation toward the future. Competency in the techniques associated with the new methodology will be required.
Helmer-Hirschberg, Olaf, Methodology of Societal Studies. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1967. https://www.rand.org/pubs/papers/P3611.html. Also available in print form.
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