• An agent-based approach for predicting patterns of pathogen transmission between aquaculture sites in the Norwegian fjords 

      Alaliyat, Saleh Abdel-Afou; Yndestad, Harald; Davidsen, Pål (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-02-19)
      The aquaculture industry is a main industry in Norway, and it must be sustainable, i.e. experience long-term growth and development: It is necessary to build an environmentally sustainable aquaculture industry that minimizes ...
    • The effect of prior exploration as an instructional strategy in system dynamics learning environments 

      Kopainsky, Birgit; Alessi, Stephen M.; Pedercini, Matteo; Davidsen, Pål (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      In complex simulation-based learning environments, participants’ learning and performance may suffer due to demands on their cognitive processing, their struggle to develop adequate mental models, failure to transfer what ...
    • Framework to support personalized learning in complex systems 

      Tadesse, Aklilu Tilahun; Davidsen, Pål (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Purpose: Numerous studies document that students struggle to comprehend complex dynamic systems (CDS). The purpose of this paper is to describe a design framework applied to the creation of a personalized and adaptive ...
    • Insights gained from a systematic reanalysis of a successful model-facilitated change process in health care 

      Holmström, Paul; Hallberg, Stefan; Björk-Eriksson, Thomas; Lindberg, Jesper; Olsson, Caroline; Bååthe, Fredrik; Davidsen, Pål (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-07-20)
      Health care is a complex system with multiprofessional staff and multiple patient care pathways. Time pressure and minimal margins for error make it challenging to implement new policies or procedures, no matter how ...
    • Systems Education at Bergen 

      Wheat, David; Kopainsky, Birgit; Davidsen, Pål; Pedercini, Matteo (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-04-16)
      At the University of Bergen in Norway, educating students to use computer models and to think systemically about social and economic problems began in the 1970s. The International Masters Program in System Dynamics was ...
    • Understanding model behavior using the Loops that Matter method 

      Schoenberg, William Alexander; Davidsen, Pål; Eberlein, Robert (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-06-19)
      The relationship between structure and behavior is central to system dynamics, but effective tools required to understand that relationship still elude us. The current state of the art in the field of loop dominance analysis ...