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Simulation for the social scientist

Author: G Nigel Gilbert; Klaus G Troitzsch
Publisher: Maidenhead, England ; New York, NY : Open University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text gives advice on techniques for building computer simulations to assist understanding of social and ergonomic issues and problems.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gilbert, G. Nigel.
Simulation for the social scientist.
Maidenhead, England ; New York, NY : Open University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)654270461
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Nigel Gilbert; Klaus G Troitzsch
ISBN: 9780335216000 0335216005 0335216013 9780335216017 0335225128 9780335225125
OCLC Number: 57063761
Description: xi, 295 pages : illustrations ; 23 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. Developing multi-agent systems --
10. Learning and evolutionary models --
App. Linear stability analysis of the dove-hawk-law-abider model --
App. Random number generators.
Responsibility: Nigel Gilbert and Klaus G. Troitzsch.
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Details the common approaches to social simulation, to provide social scientists with an appreciation of the literature and allow those with some programming skills to create their own simulations.  Read more...

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