Community Based System Dynamics

Authors: Hovmand, Peter

  • ​Introduces innovative participatory method for community practitioners and researchers
  • Includes exercises and tips illustrated with photographs and detailed descriptions
  • Provides advice on team work, training, and logistics
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About this book

Community Based System Dynamics introduces researchers and practitioners to the design and application of participatory systems modeling with diverse communities. The book bridges community- based participatory research methods and rigorous computational modeling approaches to understanding communities as complex systems.  It emphasizes the importance of community involvement both to understand the underlying system and to aid in implementation. Comprehensive in its scope, the volume includes topics that span the entire process of participatory systems modeling, from the initial engagement and conceptualization of community issues to model building, analysis, and project evaluation.  Community Based System Dynamics is a highly valuable resource for anyone interested in helping to advance social justice using system dynamics, community involvement, and group model building, and helping to make communities a better place.

About the authors

Dr. Peter Hovmand is the founding director of the Social System Design Lab at the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis where he uses system dynamics to understand and evaluate community level interventions. He has a background in electrical engineering, mathematics, and philosophy, and received his doctorate in social work and community psychology from Michigan State University. His research focuses on developing and using participatory group model building (GMB) techniques to involve community members in the creation of models to understand the role of social determinants of health, implementation and scale-up of innovations, and development of community prevention strategies.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction to Community-Based System Dynamics

    Hovmand, Peter S.

    Pages 1-16

  • Group Model Building and Community-Based System Dynamics Process

    Hovmand, Peter S.

    Pages 17-30

  • Engaging Communities

    Hovmand, Peter S.

    Pages 31-37

  • Problem Scoping and Identification

    Hovmand, Peter S.

    Pages 39-54

  • Core Modeling Team Planning, Training, and Capacity Building

    Hovmand, Peter S.

    Pages 55-60

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4386-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Community Based System Dynamics
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8763-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8763-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8762-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4386-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 104
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations
Topics