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Construct Validity and Theoretical Embeddedness of Agent-based Models of Normative Behaviour

Xenitidou, Maria and Elsenbroich, Corinna (2010) Construct Validity and Theoretical Embeddedness of Agent-based Models of Normative Behaviour International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5 (4). pp. 67-80.

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Abstract

In this paper we assess the construct validity and theoretical emdeddedness of agent-based models of normative behaviour drawing on experimental social psychology. We contend that social psychology and agent-based modelling share the focus of 'observing' the processes and outcomes of the interaction of individual agents. The paper focuses on two from a taxonomy of agent-based models of normative behaviour. This enables the identification of the assumptions the models are built on and in turn, reflection on the assumptions themselves from a socio-psychological perspective.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agent-Based Modelling, Social Psychology, Normative Behaviour, Norms, Construct Validity
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Sociology > Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS)
Depositing User: Lu Yang
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2010 14:37
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:39
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/2567

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