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Agent Based Modelling for Social Research- Introduction
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Introduction to Modelling Part 1
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Introduction to Modelling Part 2
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Introduction to ABM
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Time in Agent-based models
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Recommended reading

  • Joshua M. Epstein, “Why Model?” Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation vol. 11, no. 4 12
  • Michael W. Macy and Robert Willer, “From Factors to Actors: Computational Sociology and Agent-Based Modeling” Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 28 (2002), pp. 143-166
  • Barth, R., Meyer, M., & Spitzner, J. (2012). Typical pitfalls of simulation modeling—Lessons learned from armed forces and business. Jasss-the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 15(2), 5.
  • Chattoe, E. (2013). Why Sociology Should Use Agent Based Modelling. Sociological Research Online, 18.
  • Edmonds, B., Le Page, C., Bithell, M., Chattoe-Brown, E., Grimm, V., Meyer, R., Montañola-Sales, C., Ormerod, P., Root, H., & Squazzoni, F. (2019). Different Modelling Purposes. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 22(3), 6.
  • Wilson, G., Aruliah, D. A., Brown, C. T., Hong, N. P. C., Davis, M., Guy, R. T., Haddock, S. H. D., Huff, K. D., Mitchell, I. M., Plumbley, M. D., Waugh, B., White, E. P., & Wilson, P. (2014). Best Practices for Scientific Computing. PLOS Biology, 12(1), e1001745.
  • Further Reading:
  • Balke, T., & Gilbert, N. (2014). How do agents make decisions? A survey. JASSS, 17(4), 1.
  • Bianchi, F., & Squazzoni, F. (2015). Agent-based models in sociology. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics, 7(4), 284–306.
  • Bonabeau, E. (2002). Agent-based modeling: Methods and techniques for simulating human systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 99(suppl 3), 7280–7287.
  • Crooks, A., Heppenstall, A., & Malleson, N. (2018). Agent-Based Modeling. In Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems (pp. 218–243).
  • Edmonds, B., & ní Aodha, Lia. (2019). Using agent-based simulation to inform policy – what could possibly go wrong? Multi-Agent-Based Simulation XIX, 1--16.
  • Gilbert, N., & Terna, P. (2000). How to build and use agent-based models in social science. Mind & Society, 1(1), 57–72.
  • Hedström, P., & Ylikoski, P. (2010). Causal Mechanisms in the Social Sciences. Annual Review of Sociology, 36.
  • Levy, S., Martens, K., & van der Heijden, R. (2016). Agent-based models and self-organisation: Addressing common criticisms and the role of agent-based modelling in urban planning. Town Planning Review, 87(3), 321–338.
  • Lippe, M., Bithell, M., Gotts, N., Natalini, D., Barbrook-Johnson, P., Giupponi, C., Hallier, M., Hofstede, G. J., Le Page, C., Matthews, R. B., Schlüter, M., Smith, P., Teglio, A., & Thellmann, K. (2019). Using agent-based modelling to simulate social-ecological systems across scales. GeoInformatica, 23(2), 269–298.
  • Macal, C. M. (2016). Everything you need to know about agent-based modelling and simulation. Journal of Simulation, 10(2), 144–156.
  • Poile, C., & Safayeni, F. (2016). Using computational modeling for building theory: A double edged sword. JASSS, 19(3), 8.
  • Roy, D., Lees, M. H., Palavalli, B., Pfeffer, K., & Sloot, M. A. P. (2014). The emergence of slums: A contemporary view on simulation models. Environmental Modelling and Software, 59(2014), 76–90.