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Methodological Investigations in Agent-Based Modelling

With Applications for the Social Sciences

Authors: Silverman, Eric

  • This open access book provides an innovative and comprehensive philosophical analysis of simulation methodology in the social sciences
    In-depth examination of the use of agent-based models across disciplines
    Includes cutting-edge work on agent-based models applied to population studies​

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This open access book examines the methodological complications of using complexity science concepts within the social science domain.  The opening chapters take the reader on a tour through the development of simulation methodologies in the fields of artificial life and population biology, then demonstrates the growing popularity and relevance of these methods in the social sciences.  Following an in-depth analysis of the potential impact of these methods on social science and social theory, the text provides substantive examples of the application of agent-based models in the field of demography.  This work offers a unique combination of applied simulation work and substantive, in-depth philosophical analysis, and as such has potential appeal for specialist social scientists, complex systems scientists, and philosophers of science interested in the methodology of simulation and the practice of interdisciplinary computing research.​

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Silverman, Eric

    Pages 3-15

  • Simulation and Artificial Life

    Silverman, Eric

    Pages 17-38

  • Making the Artificial Real

    Silverman, Eric

    Pages 39-59

  • Modelling in Population Biology

    Silverman, Eric

    Pages 61-81

  • Modelling for the Social Sciences

    Silverman, Eric (et al.)

    Pages 85-106

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72408-9
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72406-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methodological Investigations in Agent-Based Modelling
Book Subtitle
With Applications for the Social Sciences
Authors
Series Title
Methodos Series
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72408-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72408-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72406-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 235
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations
Topics