Getting away from numbers: Using qualitative observation for agent-based modeling
Yang, L and Gilbert, N (2008) Getting away from numbers: Using qualitative observation for agent-based modeling Advances in Complex Systems, 11 (2). 175 - 185. ISSN 0219-5259
Although in many social sciences there is a radical division between studies based on quantitative (e.g.statistical) and qualitative (e.g.ethnographic) methodologies and their associated epistemological commitments, agent-based simulation ﬁts into neither camp, and should be capable of modelling both quantitative and qualitative data. Nevertheless, most agent-based models (ABMs) are founded on quantitative data. This paper explores some of the methodological and practical problems involved in basing an ABM on participant observation and proposes some advice for modellers.
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Sociology > Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS)|
|Deposited By:||Mr Adam Field|
|Deposited On:||27 May 2010 15:42|
|Last Modified:||11 May 2013 14:39|
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