Theories and Simulations of Complex Social Systems, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642391494
  • ISBN-13: 9783642391491
  • DDC: 003
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 204 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Research into social systems is challenging due to their complex nature. Traditional methods of analysis are often difficult to apply effectively as theories evolve over time. This can be due to a lack of appropriate data, or too much uncertainty. It can also be the result of problems which are not yet understood well enough in the general sense so that they can be classified, and an appropriate solution quickly identified. Simulation is one tool that deals well with these challenges, fits in well with the deductive process, and is useful for testing theory. This field is still relatively new, and much of the work is necessarily innovative, although it builds upon a rich and varied foundation. There are a number of existing modelling paradigms being applied to complex social systems research. Additionally, new methods and measures are being devised through the process of conducting research.We expect that readers will enjoy the collection of high quality research works from new and accomplished researchers.  

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Editorial Board.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introducing Theories and Simulations of Complex Social Systems.
2: Software Solutions for Computational Modelling in the Social Sciences.
3: Modelling Epistemic Systems.
4: Modeling Humain Behavior in Space and Time Using Mobile Phone Data.
5: Change Detection in Dynamic Political Networks: The Case of Sudan.
6: High-Level Simulation Model of a Criminal Justice System.
7: Celerity in the Courts: The Application of Fuzzy Logic to Model Case Complexity of Criminal Justice Systems.
8: Understanding the Impact of Face Mask Usage Through Epidemic Simulation of Large Social Networks.
9: e-Epidemic Models on the Attack and Defense of Malicious Objects in Networks.
10: Modelling the Joint Effect of Social Determinants and Peers on Obesity Among Canadian Adults.
11: Youth Gang Formation: Basic Instinct or Something Else?.
12: Optimising an Agent-Based Model to Explore the Behaviour of Simulated Burglars.