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By Flaminio Squazzoni

Most of the fascinating social phenomena of our time, equivalent to overseas terrorism, social inequality, and concrete ethnic segregation, are effects of complicated varieties of agent interplay which are tricky to monitor methodically and experimentally. This publication appears to be like at a brand new examine circulate that uses complex machine simulation modelling thoughts to focus on agent interplay that enables us to provide an explanation for the emergence of social styles. It provides a style to pursue analytical sociology investigations that examine correct social mechanisms in a number of empirical events, similar to markets, city towns, and organisations. 

This book:

  • Provides a entire creation to epistemological, theoretical and methodological positive factors of agent-based modelling in sociology via a number of discussions and examples.
  • Presents the professionals and cons of utilizing agent-based versions in sociology.
  • Explores agent-based types in combining quantitative and qualitative points, and micro- and macro degrees of analysis.
  • Looks at the way to pose an agent-based examine query, selecting the version development blocks, and the way to validate simulation results.
  • Features examples of agent-based versions that examine the most important sociology issues.
  • Supported through an accompanying site that includes information units and code for the versions integrated within the book.


Agent-Based Computational Sociology is written in a standard sociological language and contours examples of versions that examine the entire conventional explanatory demanding situations of sociology. Researchers and graduate scholars fascinated by the sector of agent-based modelling and laptop simulation in components reminiscent of social sciences, cognitive sciences and desktop sciences will reap the benefits of this book.

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