Simulating Social Complexity

A Handbook

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ISBN: 978-3-540-93812-5 (Print) 978-3-540-93813-2 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii

  2. Introductory Material

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-11

      Introduction to the Handbook

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      Pages 13-21

      Historical Introduction

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      Pages 23-36

      Types of Simulation

  3. Methodology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 37-37

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      Pages 39-55

      Informal Approaches to Developing Simulation Models

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      Pages 57-94

      A Formal Approach to Building Compositional Agent-Based Simulations

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      Pages 95-116

      Checking Simulations: Detecting and Avoiding Errors and Artefacts

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      Pages 117-133

      Documenting Social Simulation Models: The ODD Protocol as a Standard

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      Pages 135-171

      Validating Simulations

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      Pages 173-195

      Understanding Simulation Results

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      Pages 197-234

      Participatory Approaches

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      Pages 235-271

      Combining Mathematical and Simulation Approaches to Understand the Dynamics of Computer Models

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      Chapter

      Pages 273-289

      Interpreting and Understanding Simulations: The Philosophy of Social Simulation

  4. Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 291-291

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      Pages 293-334

      Utility, Games, and Narratives

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      Pages 335-364

      Social Constraint

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      Pages 365-399

      Reputation

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      Pages 401-430

      Social Networks and Spatial Distribution

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      Pages 431-453

      Learning

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      Pages 455-495

      Evolutionary Mechanisms

  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 497-497

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      Pages 499-540

      Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation Applied to Environmental Management

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      Pages 541-562

      Assessing Organisational Design

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