Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems pp 141-165
Designing and Building an Agent-Based Model
This chapter discusses the process of designing and building an agent-based model, and suggests a set of steps to follow when using agent-based modelling as a research method. It starts with defining agent-based modelling and discusses its main concepts, and then it discusses how to design agents using different architectures. The chapter also suggests a standardized process consisting of a sequence of steps to develop agent-based models for social science research, and provides examples to illustrate this process.