Exclusive Expert Course on Society Complexity

 

real life course

 

Methodology of Societal Complexity & Compram Methodology

http//:www.complexitycourse.org

Prof. Dr Dorien DeTombe

International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe

Tel: +31 20 6927526  detombe@nosmo.nl    www.doriendetombe.nl

 

Goal:

Course learning handling complex real life problems such as terrorism, refugees’ problems, pollution issues and traffic jams. Making policy on complex real life problems.

 

After attending the course the participants are able to recognize a complex real life situation and know how to make sustainable policy on this, how to handle a complex societal problem.

 

Participants:

Especially for policy makers local and on governmental level.

 

Program:

1 -  4 afternoons course in one week for colleagues and participants. Highly recommended for policy makers local and governmental

Also interesting for colleagues in the field of Methodology, Sociology, Public Policy Making, Healthcare and Agriculture also interesting for Policy Makers and Managers

 

Interdisciplinary Expert Course of

Greenhill & Waterfront International Scientific & Development Institute

on Complex Societal problems

in cooperation with

Operational Research Euro Working Group on Methodology of Societal Complexity

International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe

Tel: +31 20 6927526  E-Mail: detombe@nosmo.nl   www.doriendetombe.nl

 

 

         

 
 

Introduction to Methodology for Societal Complexity:

The Compram Methodology and Simulation Models

 

Complex societal problems are difficult to handle because of their complexity. They need a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach. A combination of qualitative and quantitative methods is needed to analyze these complex societal problems and make sustainable decisions.

In the course the main ideas of the theory for handling complex societal problems will be explained with an introduction to the methodology COMPRAM (Complex Problem Handling Method, DeTombe, 1994; 2009; 2015). Questions posed are:

What are complex societal problems. What have the different complex societal problems all in common. What is the reason these problems need a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach. Why should these kinds of problems be handled in co-operation, such as which groups of experts and actors. What are the basic approaches for complex societal problems. What is the role of knowledge, power and emotion in handling complex societal problems. What combination of qualitative and quantitative methods are needed to handle these problems. What is the role of system thinking, system-dynamics, and chaos theory in the theory of complex societal problems.

Compram methodology can be applied for all kind of policy problems like climate change, transport, sustainable development, healthcare, economy, and global safety.

 

The Compram methodology is a scientific methodology for handling complex societal problems in a transparent and structured way. Handling means analyzing, policymaking, decision making, guiding and evaluating interventions. The Compram methodology is developed by DeTombe (1994-2009). Most problem handling methods focus on a part of the problem handling process; the Compram methodology, however, focuses on the whole spectrum of the problem handling process.

 

To handle complex societal problems with methods of research computer simulation is indispensable. First of all because computer simulation can facilitate the understanding of causal relations between determining factors of a complex societal problems. Secondly because with computer simulation one can comprehend the time development of this causal network. But most of all, because complexity is a concept that only can be understand when it is put into the framework of mathematical complexity theory. That is a theory based on the mathematics of non linear differential equations, which is developed with the aid of computer simulation.

 

In this course the science and the art of computer simulation is introduced with modern user friendly software: stella. One does not be skilled in mathematics to use this software and practice computer simulation to understand complex societal problems. The advantage of this software is that it is based on the tradition of system dynamics. That is a modern holistic way to analyze social problems, viewing them in the context of social systems and using computer simulation. A lot of experience, theories and models are accumulated by users of stella that can be helpful to analyze the complex societal problems that students of this course want to handle.

 

Knowledge and applications on Methodology of Societal Complexity, on the Compram Methodology and on Simulation Models. Combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and tools are instructed for learning to handle complex societal problems

 

Field of application: Methodology, Policy Making, Healthcare, Agriculture, Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Global Safety

 

Lecturers:

Prof. dr.  Dorien DeTombe (MSc.Ph.D.)

Chair International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity

Sichuan University, Chengdu, P.R. China

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe

Tel: +31 20 6927526 

E-Mail : DeTombe@nosmo.nl    www.doriendetombe.nl

Website: http://www.complexitycourse.org

Publicationlist: http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombepublic.html

 

Prof. dr. Cor van Dijkum

Sokrates Consultancy and Engineering

Past member of: Department of Methodology and Statistics
Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Europe
E-mail: c.j.vandijkum@gmail.com

Publication list: http://sokrates.nl/complex/publications

 

Language:       English                                   

Simulation Software: Stella               

 

Literature:

Theoretical and applied literature

 

Example of an article of the Compram methodology

 

DeTombe, Dorien J. (2001) Compram, a Method for Handling Complex Societal Problems In DeTombe, Dorien J. (Guest Editor) Feature Issue: Complex Societal Problems, European Journal of Operation Research; D.J. Slowinski, R. Teghem, J. Wallenius, J. (Eds). Vol. 128-2, January 16, 2001, Elsevier, North-Holland, Amsterdam, ISSN 0377-2217, , pp. 266-282

 

Book: Dorien DeTombe (2015) Handling Societal Complexity. A Study of the Theory and the Methodology of Societal Complexity and the COMPRAM Methodology. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. ISBN /EAN  978-3-662-43916-6 (550 pp.)

 

Example of an article of simulation

http://www.complexitycourse.org/examplesimulationcvd.html

 

Info: Prof. Dr. Dorien DeTombe

Greenhill & Waterfront International Scientific & Development Institute on Complex Societal problems

International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe

Tel: +31 20 6927526  detombe@nosmo.nl    www.doriendetombe.nl

 

 

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