Decision support methods

Mathematical, analytical, and social procedures used to aid groups and individuals in the process of making decisions. Includes protocols for discussion and mechanisms for facilitating communication among disparate groups as well as mechanical and technological aids to analysis and understanding.
This category is also used for conflict resolution methods.

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Methodology and technical input for the 2021 review and revision of the U.S. Critical Minerals List

Explains how USGS evaluates disruption potential, economic vulnerability, trade exposure, and overall supply risk to develop recommendations as to which mineral commodities might be included in the official list of US critical minerals.