A Survey of Methods for Data Inclusion in System Dynamics Models
Author(s)Houghton, James P.; Siegel, Michael D.; Wirsch, Anton; Moulton, Allen; Madnick, Stuart E.; Goldsmith, Daniel K.; ... Show more Show less
In 1980, Jay Forrester enumerated three types of data needed to develop the structure and decision rules in models: numerical, written and mental data, in increasing order of importance. While this prioritization is appropriate, it is numerical data that has experienced the most development in the 25 years since Forester made his enumeration. In this paper, we’ll focus on how numerical data can be incorporated into models when written and mental data are known, and survey the techniques for doing so.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division
ESD Working Papers;ESD-WP-2015-02