Research Design and Methods

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 14)


This chapter describes the general research design of the study, which might best be described as “computer-assisted theory-building with System Dynamics.” In addition, this chapter describes the specific methods used to develop a quantitative, dynamic simulation model of the diffusion of energy-efficient renovations. The methods used are systematic literature review, expert interviews, causal loop diagramming, and quantitative modeling and simulation. Finally, this chapter provides a critical discussion of the research design.


Expert Interview System Dynamics Model Ground Theory Soft System Methodology Building Owner 
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  1. 1.Greenwood Strategic Advisors AGUnterägeriSwitzerland

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