Theories and Simulations of Complex Social Systems

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Vahid Dabbaghian, Vijay Kumar Mago
Format
Hardback | 204 pages
Dimensions
155 x 235 x 14.22mm | 4,498g
Publication date
11 Nov 2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Imprint
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Publication City/Country
Berlin, Germany
Language
English
Edition Statement
2014 ed.
Illustrations note
72 Illustrations, black and white; X, 204 p. 72 illus.
ISBN10
3642391486
ISBN13
9783642391484