Download PDF by Flaminio Squazzoni: Agent-Based Computational Sociology

By Flaminio Squazzoni

ISBN-10: 0470711744

ISBN-13: 9780470711743

Most of the interesting social phenomena of our time, resembling foreign terrorism, social inequality, and concrete ethnic segregation, are results of complicated types of agent interplay which are tricky to watch methodically and experimentally. This booklet seems at a brand new study move that uses complex machine simulation modelling innovations to focus on agent interplay that permits us to provide an explanation for the emergence of social styles. It offers a style to pursue analytical sociology investigations that examine appropriate social mechanisms in a variety of empirical events, comparable to markets, city towns, and organisations. 

This book:

  • Provides a complete creation to epistemological, theoretical and methodological gains of agent-based modelling in sociology via quite a few discussions and examples.
  • Presents the professionals and cons of utilizing agent-based types in sociology.
  • Explores agent-based types in combining quantitative and qualitative elements, and micro- and macro degrees of analysis.
  • Looks at how one can pose an agent-based examine query, choosing the version construction blocks, and the way to validate simulation results.
  • Features examples of agent-based versions that examine an important sociology issues.
  • Supported by means of an accompanying site that includes facts units and code for the types incorporated within the book.


Agent-Based Computational Sociology is written in a typical sociological language and contours examples of types that examine the entire conventional explanatory demanding situations of sociology. Researchers and graduate scholars keen on the sphere of agent-based modelling and desktop simulation in components reminiscent of social sciences, cognitive sciences and laptop sciences will make the most of this book.

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