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Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed and Sandro Galea

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190492397

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492397.001.0001

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Systems Dynamics Models

Systems Dynamics Models

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(p.77) 7 Systems Dynamics Models
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Systems Science and Population Health
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Eric Lofgren

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492397.003.0007

This chapter first considers how to construct a systems dynamics model and how to solve these models computationally. Second, this chapter explores some of the key insights that come from these models and how these models can be combined with observational data. Third, this chapter explores a more complex example of a systems dynamics model, discusses some of the assumptions inherent to this model type, and touches on some basic extensions that aim to address these assumptions. In so doing this chapter sets the stage for the reader to become familiar with systems dynamics models as a tool for population health.

Keywords:   systems dynamic models, modelling, complex systems methods, data, observations

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