Simulation For The Social Scientist

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McGraw-Hill International, Feb 1, 2005 - Social Science - 295 pages
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Simulation for the Social Scientist is a practical textbook on the techniques of building computer simulations to assist understanding of social and economic issues and problems. This authoritative book details all 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.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Simulation and social science
1
Chapter 2 Simulation as a method
15
Chapter 3 System dynamics and world models
28
Chapter 4 Microanalytical simulation models
57
Chapter 5 Queuing models
79
Chapter 6 Multilevel simulation models
100
Chapter 7 Cellular automata
130
Chapter 8 Multiagent models
172
Chapter 10 Learning and evolutionary models
217
Appendix A Web sites
256
Appendix B Linear stability analysis of the dovehawklawabider model
267
Appendix C Random number generators
272
References
275
Author index
287
Subject index
291
Back cover
296

Chapter 9 Developing multiagent systems
199

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About the author (2005)

Nigel Gilbert (United Kingdom) is a member of the Sociology Department at the University of Surrey.

Dr. Klaus G. Troitzsch (Germany) is based at the Universitat Koblenz-Landau.

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