André Grow, Jan Van Bavel's Agent-Based Modelling in Population Studies: Concepts, PDF
By André Grow, Jan Van Bavel
This booklet examines using agent-based modelling (ABM) in inhabitants reports, from options to purposes, top practices to destiny advancements. It positive aspects papers written by way of best specialists within the box that may support readers to raised comprehend the usefulness of ABM for inhabitants projections, how ABM could be injected with empirical info to accomplish a greater fit among version and fact, how geographic details could be fruitfully utilized in ABM, and the way ABM effects could be suggested successfully and correctly.
Coverage levels from detailing the relation among ABM and present paradigms in inhabitants stories to infusing agent-based types with empirical info. The papers exhibit the advantages that ABM bargains the sector, together with greater idea formation via higher linking the micro point with the macro point, the facility to symbolize populations extra correctly as advanced structures, and the prospect to check infrequent occasions and the consequences of different mechanisms in man made laboratories.
In addition, readers will observe guidance and top practices with distinctive examples of ways to use agent-based types in several parts of inhabitants learn, together with human mating behaviour, migration, and socio-structural determinants of future health behaviours.
Earlier models of the papers during this ebook were provided on the workshop “Recent advancements and destiny instructions in Agent-Based Modelling in inhabitants Studies,” which came about on the collage of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, in September 2014. The ebook will give a contribution to the advance of top practices within the box and may offer an exceptional aspect of reference for students who are looking to begin utilizing agent-based modelling of their personal research.
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Agent-Based Modelling in Population Studies: Concepts, Methods, and Applications by André Grow, Jan Van Bavel