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Simulation for the social scientist

Author: G Nigel Gilbert; Klaus G Troitzsch
Publisher: Buckingham ; Philadelphia, Pa. : Open University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the techniques of building computer simulations to assist understanding of social and economic issues and problems. This book outlines the common approaches to social simulation and is  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gilbert, G. Nigel.
Simulation for the social scientist.
Buckingham ; Philadelphia, Pa. : Open University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607250651
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Nigel Gilbert; Klaus G Troitzsch
ISBN: 0335197450 9780335197453 0335197442 9780335197446
OCLC Number: 39323039
Description: x, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Simulation and social science --
2. Simulation as a method --
3. System dynamics and world models --
4. Microanalytical simulation models --
5. Queuing models --
6. Multilevel simulation models --
7. Cellular automata --
8. Multi-agent models --
9. Learning and evolutionary models --
App. A. Web sites --
App. B. Linear stability analysis of the hawk-dove-law-abider model --
App. C. Random number generators.
Responsibility: Nigel Gilbert, Klaus G. Troitzsch.
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