Existing conditions and trends in the activity of a system before any modifying action occurs.
It constitutes a bench mark state from which knowledge is needed for the evaluation of any natural or projected purposeful change.
It is also useful for consideration of non-action alternative
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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