Abstract for: The why, when and how of combining system dynamics with other methods: An evidence-based framework

Combining system dynamics (SD) with other methods serves to more profoundly articulate complex problems and explore potential solutions and policies for these problems. Although a significant number of SD studies has been drawing on multi-method approaches, there is a lack of knowledge with regard to why, when and how to make such combinations. We bridge this gap by means of a systematic literature review of those studies that have combined SD with at least one other method. Our findings are subsequently synthesized in an evidence-based framework. This framework serves to guide scholars in determining why, when and how SD can be effectively combined with other methods. Our review thus provides a point of reference for those who wish to go beyond stand-alone SD modeling.