Generative Social Science: Studies in Agent-Based Computational Modeling (Princeton Studies in Complexity)

Generative Social Science Studies in Agent Based Computational Modeling Princeton Studies in Complexity Agent based computational modeling is changing the face of social science In Generative Social Science Joshua Epstein argues that this powerful novel technique permits the social sciences to meet a

  • Title: Generative Social Science: Studies in Agent-Based Computational Modeling (Princeton Studies in Complexity)
  • Author: Joshua M. Epstein
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  • Page: 161
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Agent based computational modeling is changing the face of social science In Generative Social Science, Joshua Epstein argues that this powerful, novel technique permits the social sciences to meet a fundamentally new standard of explanation, in which one grows the phenomenon of interest in an artificial society of interacting agents heterogeneous, boundedly rational aAgent based computational modeling is changing the face of social science In Generative Social Science, Joshua Epstein argues that this powerful, novel technique permits the social sciences to meet a fundamentally new standard of explanation, in which one grows the phenomenon of interest in an artificial society of interacting agents heterogeneous, boundedly rational actors, represented as mathematical or software objects After elaborating this notion of generative explanation in a pair of overarching foundational chapters, Epstein illustrates it with examples chosen from such far flung fields as archaeology, civil conflict, the evolution of norms, epidemiology, retirement economics, spatial games, and organizational adaptation In elegant chapter preludes, he explains how these widely diverse modeling studies support his sweeping case for generative explanation This book represents a powerful consolidation of Epstein s interdisciplinary research activities in the decade since the publication of his and Robert Axtell s landmark volume, Growing Artificial Societies Beautifully illustrated, Generative Social Science includes a CD that contains animated movies of core model runs, and programs allowing users to easily change assumptions and explore models, making it an invaluable text for courses in modeling at all levels.

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