Systems Dynamics & Agent Based Modeling


While Systems Dynamics modeling assumes a systems structure upfront, Agent Based Modeling begins by focusing on the individual agents in the system.  


Sentiment Analysis


This computational method aims to determine how individuals emotionally respond to something and can be a useful tool in socio-environmental synthesis. 

Qualitative Comparative Analysis


Qualitative Comparative Analysis can be considered a hybrid methodology, based on Boolean logic for unraveling mechanisms across a number of cases.

Qualitative Data


Qualitative data can provide key information on contextual factors that otherwise would not be known, which can be valuable in the synthesis process.

Different Types of Data


Socio-Environmental Synthesis research relies on many different forms of information, learn about the variety of types of data that can be utilized.

Data & Methods


Socio-Environmental Synthesis draws on a diverse array of data and methods in order to begin solving complex environmental problems. Data from across natural and social sciences can be difficult to integrate, but we hope these segments help demystify the process. For more information and examples watch Part 3 of our Synthesis Series here:

Introduction to Socio-Environmental Synthesis Series


What are socio-environmental systems, what is synthesis, and how does one conduct synthesis research? In this three-part video series, we address those questions and provide examples that highlight the complexity and rewards of studying the relationships and dynamics between social and environmental systems. The video series also helps to clarify the importance and the process of forming diverse interdisciplinary teams, and provides an overview of some analytical tools used to conduct synthesis research. 


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