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.... model building and then moves on to developing a process map of participant groups and sessions, detail agenda, adaptation and development of scripts, preparation of a facilitation manual, and recruitment and training of the facilitation team. ... At the completion of the group model building project, the CMT considers project process and outcomes relative to the original modeling project description .
|Title||:||Community Based System Dynamics|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-11-09|