Faculty Advisor

Doyle, James K.

Faculty Advisor

Saeed, Khalid


I propose a new definition for the system dynamics (SD) problem-solving procedure. In my qualitative model, a practitioner alternates from apprehension to comprehension while approaching his/her environment actively or passively in a cycle of experiential learning that closely matches epistemology's justified true belief account of scientific method. As revealed by Khalid Saeed, well-established steps in SD modeling correspond directly to the alignment of David Kolb's cognitive and physical domains of learning. I arrive at a six-cycle, 24-step framing of SD method.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005


System Dynamics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Program

Social Science and Policy Studies