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Simulating Social Complexity : A Handbook, edited by Bruce Edmonds, Ruth Meyer, (electronic book)

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Simulating Social Complexity : A Handbook
Title
Simulating Social Complexity
Title remainder
A Handbook
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bruce Edmonds, Ruth Meyer
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume examines all aspects of using agent or individual-based simulation. This approach represents systems as individual elements having their own set of differing states and internal processes. The interactions between elements in the simulation represent interactions in the target systems. What makes this "social" is that it can represent an observed society. Social systems include all those systems where the components have individual agency but also interact with each other. This includes human societies and groups, but also increasingly socio-technical systems where the internet-based devices form the substrate for interaction. These systems are central to our lives, but are among the most complex known. This poses particular problems for those who wish to understand them. The complexity often makes analytic approaches infeasible but, on the other hand, natural language approaches are also inadequate for relating intricate cause and effect. This is why individual an d agent-based computational approaches hold out the possibility of new and deeper understanding of such systems. This handbook marks the maturation of this new field. It brings together summaries of the best thinking and practices in this area from leading researchers in the field and constitutes a reference point for standards against which future methodological advances can be judged. This second edition adds new chapters on different modelling purposes and applying software engineering methods to simulation development. Revised existing content will keep the book up-to-date with recent developments. This volume will help those new to the field avoid "reinventing the wheel" each time, and give them a solid and wide grounding in the essential issues. It will also help those already in the field by providing accessible overviews of current thought. The material is divided into four sections: Introduction, Methodology, Mechanisms, and Applications . Each chapter starts with a very brief section called ‘Why read this chapter?’ followed by an abstract, which summarizes the content of the chapter. Each chapter also ends with a section on ‘Further Reading’. Whilst sometimes covering technical aspects, this second edition of Simulating Social Complexity is designed to be accessible to a wide range of researchers, including both those from the social sciences as well as those with a more formal background. It will be of use as a standard reference text in the field and also be suitable for graduate level courses
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UPM
Dewey number
004
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA76.76.A65
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Edmonds, Bruce
  • Meyer, Ruth
Series statement
Understanding Complex Systems,
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  • Computer science
  • Computer simulation
  • Application software
  • Behavioral sciences
  • Game theory
  • System theory
  • Social sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Social Sciences, general
  • Complex Systems
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences
  • Simulation and Modeling
Label
Simulating Social Complexity : A Handbook, edited by Bruce Edmonds, Ruth Meyer, (electronic book)
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part1. Introduction -- Chapter1. Introduction -- Chapter2. Historical Introduction -- Chapter3. Types of Simulation -- Chapter4. Different Modelling Purposes -- Part2. Methodology -- Chapter5. Informal Approaches to Developing Simulations -- Chapter6. Applying software engineering methods to simulation development -- Chapter6. Checking Simulations -- Chapter7. Verifying and Validating simulations -- Chapter8. Understanding Simulation Results -- Chapter9. How many runs should one do -- Chapter10. Participatory Approaches -- Chapter11. Combining Analytic and Simulation Approaches -- Chapter12. Interpreting and Understanding Simulations -- Chapter13. Documenting Social Simulation Models: The ODD Protocol as a Standard -- Part3. Mechanisms -- Chapter14. Utility, Games, and Narratives -- Chapter15. Social Constraint -- Chapter16. Reputation -- Chapter17. Social Networks and Spatial Distribution -- Chapter18. Learning -- Chapter19. Evolutionary Mechanisms -- Part4. Applications -- Chapter20. Agent-based Modelling and Simulation Applied to Environmental Management -- Chapter21. Distributed Computer Systems -- Chapter22. Simulating Complexity of Animal Social Behaviour -- Chapter23. Agent-based Simulation as a Useful Tool for the Study of Markets -- Chapter24. Movement of People and Goods -- Chapter25. Modeling Power and Authority: An Emergentist View from Afghanistan -- Chapter26. Human Societies – Understanding Observed Social Phenomena -- Chapter27. Some pitfalls to beware when applying models to issues of policy relevance
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unknown
Edition
2nd ed. 2017.
Extent
1 online resource (VII, 838 p. 85 illus., 32 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
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online
Isbn
9783319669472
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-66948-9
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
on1017953578
Label
Simulating Social Complexity : A Handbook, edited by Bruce Edmonds, Ruth Meyer, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part1. Introduction -- Chapter1. Introduction -- Chapter2. Historical Introduction -- Chapter3. Types of Simulation -- Chapter4. Different Modelling Purposes -- Part2. Methodology -- Chapter5. Informal Approaches to Developing Simulations -- Chapter6. Applying software engineering methods to simulation development -- Chapter6. Checking Simulations -- Chapter7. Verifying and Validating simulations -- Chapter8. Understanding Simulation Results -- Chapter9. How many runs should one do -- Chapter10. Participatory Approaches -- Chapter11. Combining Analytic and Simulation Approaches -- Chapter12. Interpreting and Understanding Simulations -- Chapter13. Documenting Social Simulation Models: The ODD Protocol as a Standard -- Part3. Mechanisms -- Chapter14. Utility, Games, and Narratives -- Chapter15. Social Constraint -- Chapter16. Reputation -- Chapter17. Social Networks and Spatial Distribution -- Chapter18. Learning -- Chapter19. Evolutionary Mechanisms -- Part4. Applications -- Chapter20. Agent-based Modelling and Simulation Applied to Environmental Management -- Chapter21. Distributed Computer Systems -- Chapter22. Simulating Complexity of Animal Social Behaviour -- Chapter23. Agent-based Simulation as a Useful Tool for the Study of Markets -- Chapter24. Movement of People and Goods -- Chapter25. Modeling Power and Authority: An Emergentist View from Afghanistan -- Chapter26. Human Societies – Understanding Observed Social Phenomena -- Chapter27. Some pitfalls to beware when applying models to issues of policy relevance
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed. 2017.
Extent
1 online resource (VII, 838 p. 85 illus., 32 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319669472
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-66948-9
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
on1017953578

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