Scoping group interventions for suitability in participatory modeling
Paper in proceedings, 2009

Over the past two decades System Dynamics (SD) modeling has been used in strategic thinking, policy testing, and quality improvement work. Many modelers have used SD in participatory group-modeling situations both as a method for fact elicitation and for group learning of the system. Several authors have stated that the modelling process is problematic and especially modelling with multi-professional groups. We conducted a scoping review of the literature on methods for group process work to identify methods that can be useful for the SD field. The article includes a description of several well-accepted methods from other fields for the briefing process at the early stages of a participatory modeling process.

group dynamics

group processes


system dynamics

large-scale group interventions

Participatory modeling


Paul Holmström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Technology and Society

Marie Elf

Chalmers, Architecture

OR (Operational Research) 51 Annual Conference

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