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Table 2 Twenty eight methods identified for the selection tool

From: Development of modelling method selection tool for health services management: From problem structuring methods to modelling and simulation methods

Categories No. Methods
Problem Structuring Methods 1 Drama Theory & Confrontation Analysis
  2 Robustness Analysis
  3 Soft Systems Methodology
  4 Strategic Choice Approach
  5 Strategic Options Development and Analysis
Conceptual Modelling Methods 6 Activity Diagrams
  7 Communication Diagrams
  8 Data Flow Diagrams
  9 Influence Diagrams
  10 Information Diagrams
  11 Issue Maps
  12 State Transition Diagrams
  13 Swim Lane Activity Diagrams
Mathematical Modelling Methods 14 Decision Trees
  15 Markov Modelling
  16 Multivariate Analysis
  17 Optimisation Methods
  18 Petri Nets
  19 Queuing Theory
  20 Survival Analysis
Simulation Methods 21 Agent Based Simulation
  22 Discrete Event Simulation
  23 Gaming Simulation
  24 Hybrid Simulation
  25 Inverse Simulation
  26 Monte Carlo Simulation
  27 Real Time Simulation
  28 System Dynamics