CSDMS 2021: Changing Landscapes and Seascapes: Modeling for Discovery, Decision Making, and Communication
Decision framing is a key, early step in any effective decision support engagement in which modelers aim to inform decision and policy making. In this clinic participants will work through and share the results of decision framing exercises for a variety of policy decisions. We will organize the exercise using the XLRM elicitation, commonly used in decision making under deep uncertainty (DMDU) stakeholder engagements. The XLRM framework is useful because it helps organize relevant factors into the components of a decision-centric analysis. The letters X, L, R, and M refer to four categories of factors important to RDM analysis: outcome measures (M) that reflect decision makers’ goals; policy levers (L) that decision makers use to pursue their goals; uncertainties (X) that may affect the connection between policy choices and outcomes; and relationships (R), often instantiated in mathematical simulation models, between uncertainties and levers and outcomes.
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