Social Science Microsimulation / Edition 1

Social Science Microsimulation / Edition 1

by Klaus G. Troitzsch
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540615725

ISBN-13: 9783540615729

Pub. Date: 11/25/1996

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This book gives an overview of the state of the art in five different approaches to social science simulation on the individual level. The volume contains microanalytical simulation models designed for policy implementation and evaluation, multilevel simulation methods designed for detecting emergent phenomena, dynamical game theory applications, the use of

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This book gives an overview of the state of the art in five different approaches to social science simulation on the individual level. The volume contains microanalytical simulation models designed for policy implementation and evaluation, multilevel simulation methods designed for detecting emergent phenomena, dynamical game theory applications, the use of cellular automata to explain the emergence of structure in social systems, and multi-agent models using the experience from distributed artificial intelligence applied to special phenomena. The book collects the results of an international conference which brought together social scientists and computer scientists both engaged in a wide range of simulation approaches for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540615729
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/25/1996
Edition description:
1996
Pages:
471
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1A Comparison of a 4GL and an Object-oriented Approach in Micro Macro Simulation3
2MICSIM: Concept, Developments, and Applications of a PC Microsimulation Model for Research and Teaching33
3Exploring and Testing Theories: On the Role of Parameter Optimization in Social Science Computer Simulation66
4Why Are We Simulating Anyway? Some Answers from Economics78
5Multilevel Simulation107
6Social Science Multilevel Simulation with MIMOSE123
7Multilevel Modelling with MIMOSE: Experience from a Social Science Application138
8A Microsimulation Tool for Social Force Models155
9Evolution in Humans of Macro-level Social Stratification and Language171
10Survival Analysis, Master Equation, Efficient Simulation of Path-Related Quantities, and Hidden State Concept of Transitions179
11Game Theory, Decision Making in Conflicts and Computer Simulations: a Good-Looking Triad211
12From Life Event Analysis to Life Course Analysis237
13Simulating Cooperation and Competition: Present State and Future Objectives264
14Understanding Social Dynamics: The Cellular Automata Approach282
15Spatial Evolution of Automata in the Prisoner's Dilemma307
16Simulating the Social Context of Human Choice359
17Simulating Societies using Distributed Artificial Intelligence381
18Simulating Multi-Agent Interdependencies. A Two-Way Approach to the Micro-Macro Link394
19Artificial Intelligence Modelling: Data Driven and Theory Driven Approaches416
20Object-Oriented and Agent-Oriented Simulation: Implications for Social Science Application432
21Simulation as a Research Strategy448
App. AEnvironments and Languages to Support Social Simulation (Summary of an Informal Discussion)457
App. BComputer Simulation and Social Sciences: On the Future of a Difficult Relation (Summary of an Informal Discussion)459
Author Index461
Subject Index469

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