Cutting Back Models and Simulations

  • Andreas Pyka
  • Simon Deichsel
Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 44)


Agent-based models (ABMs) range from purely theoretical exercises focussing on the patterns in the dynamics of interaction processes to modelling frameworks which are oriented closely at the replication of empirical cases. Advocates of the “Keep it descriptive, stupid!” (KIDS) approach openly recommend building models as empirically accurate as possible, they want to understand social processes from the bottom up.


Scientific Realism Realistic Assumption Unrealistic Assumption Predictive Success Correspondence Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Pyka
    • 1
  • Simon Deichsel
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HohenheimHohenheimGermany
  2. 2.University BremenBremenGermany

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