E-Courses Compram Methodology and Methodology of Societal Complexity

Interdisciplinary E-Courses on Methodology of Societal Complexity

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E-Courses Compram Methodology and Methodology of Societal Complexity

Graduate, Post-Graduate and Ph.D. Program

Students: Master students / Post Doctoral Students / Ph.D. students in the field of Methodology, Sociology, Public Policy Making, Healthcare and Agriculture

also interesting for Participants of Policy Makers and Managers in the field of Healthcare, Agriculture, Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Global Safety and Central and Local Government

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

 

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

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe

Tel: +31 20 6927526 

info: detombe@nosmo.nl

 

Interdisciplinary E-courses on the Compram Methodology and Methodology of Societal Complexity in co-operation with

 

 

            

 
 

  

E-Courses Compram Methodology and Methodology of Societal Complexity

 

E-Course I Complexity

The Compram Methodology and Methodology of Societal Complexity and Simulation Models: Combination of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods and Tools

 

E--Course II Complexity

The Compram Methodology and Methodology of Societal Complexity and Guiding Group Processes for Policy Making: the Facilitator and the Group Decision Room


The Compram methodology is advised by the OECD (July 2006) to handle complex societal issues: global safety. Report on the Workshop on Science and Technology for a Safer Society                   http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/29/2/37163745.pdf  

 

Introduction to the E-Courses Compram Methodology and Methodology for Societal Complexity

 

The Compram methodology and the Methodology for Societal Complexity are methodologies to handle complex societal problems. Complex societal problems are problems like traffic congestion, credit crisis, immigration problems and agricultural business problems; world-wide problems and local problems.

Complex societal problems are difficult to handle because of their complexity. They need a multidisciplinary approach. The Compram methodology is a special methodology for policy making for complex societal problems.

In the E-courses the main ideas of the Theory of the Methodology for Societal Complexity will be explained with an introduction to the Compram methodology (Complex Problem HAndling Methodology) (DeTombe 1994, 2009, 2015).

In the E-courses Compram Methodology and Methodology for Societal Complexity  questions will be addressed like:

What are complex societal problems?

What have the different complex societal problems all in common?

What is the reason these problems need a multidisciplinary approach?

Why should these kinds of problems be handled in co-operation, such as with groups of experts and actors?

What are the basic approaches for handling complex societal problems?

What is the role of knowledge, power and emotion in handling complex societal problems?

What kind of 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?

What is the role of the facilitator and the Group Decisions Support Room

 

The Compram methodology

 

The 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.

The Compram methodology is advised by the OECD (July 2006) to handle complex societal issues: global safety.  Report on the Workshop on Science and Technology for a Safer Society         http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/29/2/37163745.pdf

 

Handling means analyzing, policymaking, decision making, guiding and evaluating interventions. The Compram methodology is developed by DeTombe (1994-2014). 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, from awareness to evaluation of the interventions. Modeling complex societal problems give the handlers of the problems the possibility to analyze the relations between the phenomena and between the actors of the problem.

 

Modeling the problem enlarges the insight in the problem. The Compram methodology uses a seven-layer communication modeling scheme that models the problem in different ways using different ‘languages’ in such a way that one layer compensate the weak points of an other. In the seventh layer a simulation model of the problem is constructed. This system dynamic simulation model is the result of the insights in the problem developed by modeling the previous layers. In this way it is a central part of the modeling scheme of the method. Modeling enhances the communication about the problem.

 

Communication is needed because these problems are handled by a group of people. Several groups of people of different fields, interests and backgrounds handle the problem. First experts with knowledge of the different fields of the problem, then the actors involved in the problem. Then discussion starts to find mutual agreement for interventions to the problem.

The problem handling process of complex societal problems has a knowledge, power and emotional component. All these components should be handled carefully in the problem handling process. 

In these E-courses the science and the art of computer simulation is introduced with modern user friendly software: Stella. One does not have to 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 participants of this course want to handle.

E-Courses: Compram Methodology and Methodology of Societal Complexity

Each course consist of:

 

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. Literature study and assignments.

 

Start the course: subscribe  http://www.complexitycourse.org/subscribe.html

 

E-Mail: complex@complexitycourse.org ;  DeTombe@nosmo.nl

E-Course Study:                               Each E-Course consist of scientific articles and  assignments 

E-Course Type:                                 Self –paced Scientific E-Course  Study

Available:                                              By email

Each course Credits:                         6 ESC[1] and diploma[2]

Estimated Time of Completion:     12 weeks (half time)

Language:                                             English

Fee:                                                       1500 Euro

Start time:                                            in consultation with Prof. D. J. DeTombe, e-mail     detombe@nosmo.nl

 

Student Evaluation:                         Literature theory questions and assignments

Evaluation:                          The courses are evaluated by the Nosmo The Dutch Society of Methodologist   www.nosmo.nl

For each E-course initial acquirements, learning goals, descriptions and objectives are formulated

 

[1] ESC are European Student Credits

[2] In order to make the credits and the diploma are accountable for your study progress the course  have to be recognized by your own university

 

 

Lecturer:  

Prof. Dr. Dorien  DeTombe (MSc. Ph.D.)
Sichuan University, Chengdu, P.R. China
Founder and Chair International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
Tel: +31 20 6927526  DeTombe@nosmo.nl
www.doriendetombe.nl

Publication list:

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

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Literature:

Theoretical and applied literature

 Example of an article on 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

DeTombe, Dorien (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

DeTombe (2015) Handling Societal Complexity Springer

 

Extra’s:

Power point presentations on:

Compram Methodology, Global Safety, HIV/Aids, Climate Change and System Dynamic Modeling

Example of a (part of) power point presentation on the Compram methodology and Global safety

 

Video lectures:

 DeTombe on Global Safety

 

 

Info: www.complexitycourse.org      detombe@nosmo.nl

 

 

             


[1] For e-Course 1, 2, 3  simulation software Stella is needed, which can be ordered when you start the e-Course.

[2] In order to make the credits and the diploma are accountable for your study progress the course  have to be recognized by your own university

 

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