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Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: On agent-based modeling and computational social science

Anno di pubblicazione: 2014

Formato: Elettronico

Autori: Conte, Rosaria; Paolucci, Mario

Affiliazioni autori: Istituto Di Scienze E Tecnologie Della Cognizione, Rome

Autori CNR:

  • ROSARIA CONTE
  • MARIO PAOLUCCI

Lingua: inglese

Abstract: In the first part of the paper, the field of agent-based modeling (ABM) is discussed focusing on the role of generative theories, aiming at explaining phenomena by growing them. After a brief analysis of the major strengths of the field some crucial weaknesses are analyzed. In particular, the generative power of ABM is found to have been underexploited, as the pressure for simple recipes has prevailed and shadowed the application of rich cognitive models. In the second part of the paper, the renewal of interest for Computational Social Science (CSS) is focused upon, and several of its variants, such as deductive, generative, and complex CSS, are identified and described. In the concluding remarks, an interdisciplinary variant, which takes after ABM, reconciling it with the quantitative one, is proposed as a fundamental requirement for a new program of the CSS. © 2014 Conte and Paolucci.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Rivista:

Frontiers in Psychology Frontiers Research Foundation
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Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1664-1078

Numero volume: 5

Numero fascicolo: 668

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00668

Referee: Sì: Internazionale

Indicizzato da: Scopus [2-s2.0-84904740998]

URL: http://www.scopus.com/record/display.url?eid=2-s2.0-84904740998&origin=inward

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