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GSN - The Goal Structuring Notation

A Structured Approach to Presenting Arguments

Authors: Spriggs, John

  • Gives a clear exposition of the Goal Structuring Notation, starting from first principles and showing how each piece of the notation is used (and why)
  • Provides clear guidance and simple examples of each piece of the notation as it is introduced; pitfalls are identified and aviodance strategies outlined
  • Is written by an experienced practitioner, incorporating 'lessons learned' on how to present compelling arguments using GSN, and how to read them
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About this book

Goal Structuring Notation (GSN)  is becoming increasing popular; practitioners use it in the railway, air traffic management and nuclear industries, amongst others.  Originally developed to present safety assurance arguments, GSN need not be restricted to safety assurances only; in principle, you can use it to present (and test) any argument.  Anyone wishing to support, or refute, a claim can use GSN. Written by an experienced practitioner, The Goal Structuring Notation is both for those who wish to prepare and present compelling arguments using the notation, and for those who wish to review such arguments critically and effectively.

To emphasise the versatility of this approach The Goal Structuring Notation presents examples and questions based on diverse subject areas including Business Management, Drama, Engineering, Politics and Astrobiology. Simple examples introduce each symbol of the notation before introducing more complex structures which illustrate how the symbols work together in practical scenarios. To aid learning, questions and problems augment the text, so that the reader may reflect upon and try out the new concepts and principles presented. 

As a comprehensive instruction in the basics of GSN and it’s application, The Goal Structuring Notation also serves as a references or manual for the practitioner to dip into as problems are encountered or as a key resource for engineers working in those industries  which require a clear description of the notation, covering the initial principles and showing why each piece of the notation is necessary.



Originally developed to present safety assurance arguments, GSN need not be so restricted. GSN - The Goal Structuring Notation presents examples from diverse subject areas, including business management, drama, engineering, politics and astrobiology.

About the authors

John Spriggs has been employed as a design engineer, a systems engineer, a technical manager, a consultant, a safety assurance manager, and is currently in a quality and business improvement role. John has been using GSN in his work since the last millenium, and has given presentations and published papers that use it to illustrate argument structures. He has also used the notation professionally for designing compliance checklists and for choosing between alternatives.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2312-5
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2311-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6007-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
GSN - The Goal Structuring Notation
Book Subtitle
A Structured Approach to Presenting Arguments
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2312-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2312-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2311-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6007-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 194
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