System Dynamics/Systems Thinking As A Potential Research Methodology For Doctoral Research

Wednesday, March 16th @ 9 am (GMT)

Slides of Talk

This webinar explores the potential for SD as a research methodology for doctoral research.

Focus of Webinar

  • Using SD/ST as a research framework for complex problems
  • Familiarising yourself with the stages of the modelling process
  • Data collection techniques for SD/ST
  • Analysis of data and how qualitative and quantitative data are used in SD/ST


Dr Gimhan Godawatte is an Assistant Professor in Quantity Surveying at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying, a master’s degree in Construction Project Management, a master’s degree in Quantity Surveying, and a PhD in Construction Management. His current research focuses on the applications of system dynamics and systems thinking for complex issues such as cost overruns, rework, technology adoption in project management