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Computational Social Science

Author: G Nigel Gilbert
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2010.
Series: Sage benchmarks in social research methods
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This set brings together the essential writings in the emerging field of computational methods, including hard-to-locate literature scattered across the social science disciplines.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Nigel Gilbert
ISBN: 9781847871718 1847871712
OCLC Number: 499090168
Description: 4 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: v. 1: Cellular automata in the social sciences: perspectives, restrictions, and artefacts / Rainer Hegselmann --
The computer as a laboratory: toward a theory of complex, adaptive systems / John L. Casti --
Agent-based computational models and generative social science / Joshua M. Epstein --
Agent-based modeling vs. equation-based modeling: a case study and users' guide / H. Van Dyke Parunak, Robert Savit and Rick L. Riolo --
On generating hypotheses using computer simulations / Kathleen M. Carley --
Learning to speculate: experiments with artificial and real agents / John Duffy --
Why agents? On the varied motivations for agent computing in the social sciences / Robert L. Axtell --
Dynamic models of segregation / Thomas C. Schelling --
A Monte Carlo approach to diffusion / Torsten Hägerstrand --
The checkerboard model of social Interaction / James M. Sakoda --
Flocks, herds, and schools: a distributed behavioral model / Craig W. Reynolds --
A computer simulation model of community referendum controversies / Robert P. Abelson and Alex Bernstein --
Artificial adaptive agents in economic theory / John H. Holland and John H. Miller --
Modeling macroeconomies as open-ended dynamic systems of interacting agents / Blake LeBaron and Leigh Tesfatsion --
Evolving market structure: an ACE model of price dispersion and loyalty / Alan P. Kirman and Nicolaas J. Vriend --
Competing technologies, increasing returns, and lock-in by historical events / W. Brian Arthur --
Artificial worlds and economics, part II / David A. Lane --
Why are we simulating anyway? Some answers from economics / Edmund Chattoe --
Why are economists sceptical about agent-based simulations? / Roberto Leombruni and Matteo Richiardi --
v. 2: The emergence of computational sociology / Norman P. Hummon and Thomas J. Fararo --
Modeling sociality: the view from Europe / Nigel Gilbert --
From factors to actors: Computational sociology and agent-based modeling / Michael W. Macy and Robert Willer --
Symbolic interactionist modeling: the coevolution of symbols and institutions / Deborah Vakas Duong --
The standing ovation problem / John H. Miller and Scott E. Page --
Towards a theory of collective phenomena: consensus and attitude changes in groups / Serge Galam and Serge Moscovici --
Opinion evolution in closed community / Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron and Józef Sznajd --
Persuasion dynamics / Gérard Weisbuch, Guillaume Deffuant and Frédéric Amblard --
The "new" science of networks / Duncan J. Watts --
The structure of scientific collaboration networks / M.E.J. Newman --
Agent-based simulation in the study of social dilemmas / N.M. Gotts, J.G. Polhill and A.N.R. Law --
Learning, signaling, and social preferences in public-good games / Marco A. Janssen and T.K. Ahn --
Nucleus and shield: the evolution of social structure in the iterated prisoner's dilemma / Bjørn Lomborg --
v. 3: Evolving specialisation, altruism, and group-level optimisation using tags / David Hales --
The evolution of ethnocentrism / Ross A. Hammond and Robert Axelrod --
An evolutionary approach to norms / Robert Axelrod --
The emperor's dilemma: a computational model of self-enforcing norms / Damon Centola, Robb Willer and Michael Macy --
The emergence of classes in a multi-agent bargaining model / Robert L. Axtel, Joshua M. Epstein and H. Peyton Young --
The evolution of communication systems by adaptive agents / Luc Steels --
Computational models of emergent properties / John Symons --
Artificial societies: multiagent systems and the micro-macro link in sociological theory / R. Keith Sawyer --
Varieties of emergence / N. Gilbert --
Emergent properties of Balinese water temple networks: coadaptation on a rugged fitness landscape / J. Stephen Lansing and James N. Kremer --
Multi-Agent systems for the simulation of land-use and land-cover change: a review / Dawn C. Parker, Steven M. Manson, Marco A Janssen, Matthew J. Hoffmann and Peter Deadman --
Simulating fishermen's society / F. Bousquet, C. Cambier, C. Mullon, P. Morand and J. Quensiere --
Understanding the functions of norms in social groups through simulation / Rosaria Conte and Cristiano Castelfranchi --
Population growth and collapse in a multiagent model of the Kayenta Anasazi in Long House Valley / Robert L. Axtell, Joshua M. Epstein, Jeffrey S. Dean, George J. Gumerman, Alan C. Swedlund, Jason Harburger, Shubha Chakravarty, Ross Hammond, Jon Parker and Miles Parker --
The EOS project: integrating two models of palaeolithic social change / Jim Doran and Mike Palmer --
The "wedding-ring": an agent-based marriage model based on social interaction / Francesco C. Billari, Alexia Prskawetz, Belinda Aparicio Diaz and Thomas Fent --
v. 4: Cognitive science meets multi-agent systems: a prolegomenon / Ron Sun --
Modeling rational agents within a BDl-architecture / Anand S. Rao and Michael P. Georgeff --
Multi-agent modelling and renewable resources issues: the relevance of shared representations for interacting agents / J. Rouchier, F. Bousquet, O. Barreteau, C. Le Page and J.-L. Bonnefoy --
Fashions, habits and changing preferences: simulation of psychological factors affecting market dynamics / Marco A. Janssen and Wander Jager --
A garbage can model of organizational choice / Michael D. Cohen, James G. March and Johan P. Olsen --
Exploration and exploitation in organizational learning / James G. March --
Multi-agent dependence by dependence graphs / Jaime Simão Sichman and Rosaria Conte --
Multi-agent systems and role games: collective learning processes for ecosystem management / François Bousquet, Olivier Barreteau, Patrick d'Aquino, Michel Etienne, Stanislas Boissau, Sigried Aubert, Christophe Le Page, Didier Babin and Jean-Christophe Castella --
Advancing the art of simulation in the social sciences: obtaining, analyzing, and sharing results of computer models / Robert Axelrod --
How to build and use agent-based models in social science / Nigel Gilbert and Pietro Terna --
Agent-based modelling --
a methodology for the analysis of qualitative development processes / Andreas Pyka and Thomas Grebel --
From KISS to KIDS --
an 'anti-simplistic' modelling approach / Bruce Edmonds and Scott Moss --
Agent-based simulation platforms: review and development recommendations / Steven F. Railsback, Steven L. Lytinen and Stephen K. Jackson --
Verification, validation, and testing / Osman Balci --
Sociology and simulation: statistical and qualitative cross-validation / Scott Moss and Bruce Edmonds --
Aligning simulation models: a case study and results / Robert Axtell, Robert Axelrod, Joshua M. Epstein and Michael D. Cohen / A standard protocol for describing individual-based and agent-based models / Volker Grimm, Uta Berger, Finn Bastiansen, Sigrunn Eliassen, Vincent Ginot, Jarl Giske, John Goss-Custard, Tamara Grand, Simone K. Heinz, Geir Huse, Andreas Huth, Jane U. Jepsen, Christian Jørgensen, Wolf M. Mooij, Birgit Müller, Guy Pe'er, Cyril Piau, Steven E. Railsback, Andrew M. Robbins, Martha M. Robbins, Eva Rossmanith, Nadja Rüger, Espen Strand, Sami Souissi, Richard A. Stillman, Rune Vabø, Ute Visser and Donald L. DeAngelis --
A common protocol for agent-based social simulation / Matteo Richiardi, Roberto Leombruni, Nicole Saam and Michele Sonnessa.
Series Title: Sage benchmarks in social research methods
Responsibility: edited by Nigel Gilbert.

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