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Tools and Techniques for Social Science Simulation - Ramzi Suleiman

Tools and Techniques for Social Science Simulation

By: Ramzi Suleiman (Editor), K.G. Troitzsch (Editor), G. Nigel Gilbert (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2000
ISBN: 9783790812657
Number Of Pages: 387

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This book provides an overview of soical science simulation as a tool for modelling and theory building. It is shown how simulation may be applied to the analysis of social and economic problems using techniques such as multi-agent simulation, cellular automata and multi-level modelling. Particular attention is paid to the sensitivity analysis of model parameters. The book also describes the architecture and user interfaces of several simulation tools. The book is based on an international conference that brought together social scientists and computer scientists engaged in a wide range of simulation approaches. It represents a report on the state of the art in social science simulation.

Models, Processes and Algorithms: Towards a Simulation Toolkitp. 3
Questions in the Methodology of Artificial Societiesp. 17
Computer Assisted Interfacing: On the Use of Computer Simulation for Theory Constructionp. 26
Interactive Neural Networks as Tools for Modeling Social Systemsp. 48
SMASS: A Serial Multi-Agent System for Social Simulationp. 65
PECS: A Reference Model for the Simulation of Multi-Agent Systemsp. 83
Bedrock: Building Multi-Agent Simulation Applicationsp. 115
Diversity in Strategies of Partnership Formationp. 131
Cellular Automata Models as a Modelling Toolp. 151
Evolution of Learning Rules in Spacep. 179
Maintaining Diversity: Simulating the Role of Nonliniarity and Discreteness in Dynamic Social Impactp. 196
Representation Methods and the Emergence of Inter-Group Cooperationp. 218
Sensitivity Analysis in the Social Sciences: Problems and Prospectsp. 243
Tests of Dynamic Social Models with Time Related Surveys: an Experimental Approachp. 274
What Is the Use of Gossip? A Sensitivity Analysis of the Spreading of Respectful Reputationp. 302
Modelling Greening Investors: Economic Development, Opinion Formation, and Technological Change in a Multilevel Simulation Modelp. 317
Microsimulating Farm Business Performancep. 344
Ordering Parameters in the Rule Space of Social Systemsp. 351
Biographical Sketchesp. 373
Subject Indexp. 380
Author Indexp. 382
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ISBN: 9783790812657
ISBN-10: 379081265X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 387
Published: 2000
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.55

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