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Behavioral Dynamics of COVID-19

Behavioral Dynamics of COVID-19

Behavioral Dynamics of COVID-19 Over a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, its true global magnitude remains unknown.  Official counts of cases and deaths are known to underestimate the true magnitude of the pandemic, but how much...

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Practitioner Profile: Etiënne Rouwette, Radboud University

Practitioner Profile: Etiënne Rouwette, Radboud University

Practitioner Profile: Etiënne Rouwette, Radboud University Welcome to Practitioner Profiles, a series of up-close blog-length interviews with experienced System Dynamics practitioners.  We have a standard set of 10 questions and let practitioners take the responses in...

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Using System Dynamics to Improve Patient Care

Using System Dynamics to Improve Patient Care

Using System Dynamics to Improve Patient Care By Şanser Güz, Orkun İrsoy, and Naz Beril Akan Why do many people practice and advocate systems thinking in biomedical sciences? The human body is a system with strong regulatory mechanisms that maintain the steady state...

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Practitioner Profile: Douglas McKelvie, Symmetric Scenarios

Practitioner Profile: Douglas McKelvie, Symmetric Scenarios

Practitioner Profile: Douglas McKelvie, Symmetric Scenarios Welcome to Practitioner Profiles, a series of up-close blog-length interviews with experienced System Dynamics practitioners.  We have a standard set of 10 questions and let practitioners take the responses...

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Systems Thinking, Fast and Slow

Systems Thinking, Fast and Slow

Systems Thinking, Fast and Slow In 2011, the Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman published his best-selling book “Thinking, Fast and Slow”, which extended the work on cognitive biases he had started with his co-author Amos Tversky many years earlier....

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Practitioner Profile: John Ansah, Duke NUS Medical School

Practitioner Profile: John Ansah, Duke NUS Medical School

Practitioner Profile: John Ansah, Duke NUS Medical School Welcome to Practitioner Profiles, a series of up-close blog-length interviews with experienced System Dynamics practitioners.  We have a standard set of 10 questions and let practitioners take the responses in...

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Practitioner Profile: Drew Jones, Climate Interactive

Practitioner Profile: Drew Jones, Climate Interactive

Practitioner Profile: Drew Jones, Climate Interactive Welcome to Practitioner Profiles, a series of up-close blog-length interviews with experienced System Dynamics practitioners.  We have a standard set of 10 questions and let practitioners take the responses in any...

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Practitioner Profile: Steve Peterson, Independent Consultant

Practitioner Profile: Steve Peterson, Independent Consultant

Practitioner Profile: Steve Peterson, Independent Consultant Welcome to Practitioner Profiles, a series of up-close blog-length interviews with experienced System Dynamics practitioners.  We have a standard set of 10 questions and let practitioners take the responses...

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Webinar Q&A | Group Model Building Online

Webinar Q&A | Group Model Building Online

Webinar Q&A | Group Model Building Online In 2020, when COVID-19 hit, a group of researchers from the University of Bergen found themselves stuck and could not run a planned in-person Group Model Building Workshop. They thought outside of the box and used Miro, a...

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Practitioner Profiles: Peter Lacey, Whole Systems Partnership

Practitioner Profiles: Peter Lacey, Whole Systems Partnership

Practitioner Profiles: Peter Lacey, Whole Systems Partnership Welcome to Practitioner Profiles, a series of up-close blog-length interviews with experienced System Dynamics practitioners.  We have a standard set of 10 questions and let practitioners take the responses...

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Modeling for Implementation: an Illusion of Control?

Modeling for Implementation: an Illusion of Control?

Modeling for Implementation: an Illusion of Control? Every so often, I see someone in our field drawing attention to the fact that many client-based system dynamics modeling projects do not lead to effective implementation of their findings, and they wonder what can...

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Webinar Q&A | Local Level COVID Models

Webinar Q&A | Local Level COVID Models

Webinar Q&A | Local Level COVID Models We had an insightful Webinar with the participation of The COVID 19 Localisation Modelling Group. Kim Warren and Maurice Glucksman and the formidable youth Farrah Farnejad, Quinn Kennedy, Harshita Magroria, and Brahmani...

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Models, Maps, and Levels of Evidence

Models, Maps, and Levels of Evidence

Models, Maps, and Levels of Evidence Anyone who has attended a System Dynamics conference in recent years, or has read past posts in the System Dynamics Society blog, is surely aware of differences of opinion on the value of qualitative maps as opposed to quantified...

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