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Modelling is the attempt to reproduce real-world relationships within a mathematical or computer model.

It involves defining and quantifying relationships and building these into an internally self-consistent model that can then be subject to various forms of manipulation. The model may be relatively simple, e.g. involving forecasts of local traffic flows; or it may be complex, e.g. attempting to represent economic or environmental systems.

from © Richard A. Slaughter, 1997
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Modelling is mostly a forecasting method.

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Related Key Terms

- Forecasting
- Strategic Planning