Models of Science Dynamics: Encounters Between Complexity Theory and Information Sciences

Models of Science Dynamics: Encounters Between Complexity Theory and Information Sciences

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642230677
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 01/25/2012
Series: Understanding Complex Systems
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Foundations.- An Introduction to Modeling Science: Basic Model Types, Key Definitions, and a General Framework for the Comparison of Process Models.- Mathematical Approaches to Modeling Science From an Algorithmic-historiography Perspectice.- Part II Exemplary Model Type.- Knowledge Epidemics and Population Dynamics Models for Describing Idea Diffusion.- Agent-based Models of Science.- Evolutionary Game Theory and Complex Networks of Scientific Information.- Part III Exemplary Model Applications.- Dynamic Scientific Co-authorship Networks.- Citation Networks.- Part IV Outlook.- Science Policy and the Challenges for Modeling Science.- Index.

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