Abstract for: Major Issues in Mixed Use of Grounded Theory and System Dynamics Approaches in Qualitative Secondary Data

This article explores the methodological issues in mixed use of Grounded Theory and System Dynamics approaches in a research project. We discuss how analysts dealing with qualitative secondary data in the conduct of System Dynamics Modeling work through the questions of the role of existing literature and generic structures in system dynamics, directions of research (inductive, deductive, or abductive), the mixed methodís ability to extract system dynamics modeling information, and potential outputs of such research. These discussions are based on an analysis from an empirical research project. The article describes a research design and suggests next steps to develop a coherent analytical technique for researchers.