Applied Computational Mathematics in Social Sciences

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Applied Computational Mathematics in Social Sciences adopts a modern scientific approach that combines knowledge from mathematical modeling with various aspects of social science. Special algorithms ...
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The Computational Experiments Done with the Artificial Society Using Netlogo

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Romulus-Catalin Damaceanu

Abstract

A computational experiment uses a computer model to make inferences about some underlying system. This type of experiment can be seen as a branch of applied statistics, because the user must take into account three sources of uncertainty. First, the models often contain parameters whose values are not certain; second, the models themselves are imperfect representations of the underlying system; and third, data collected from the system that might be used to calibrate the models are imperfectly measured. Study of multiple experiments involves two aspects: experimental planning, and analysis and modeling of experimental results. In this chapter, we will do 6 computer experiments containing 55 runs with our multi-agent based artificial society.

Affiliation:

Faculty of Economics, “Petre Andrei” University of Iasi, Romania.