By André Grow, Jan Van Bavel
This ebook examines using agent-based modelling (ABM) in inhabitants experiences, from techniques to functions, most sensible practices to destiny advancements. It beneficial properties papers written via best specialists within the box that may aid readers to raised comprehend the usefulness of ABM for inhabitants projections, how ABM could be injected with empirical facts to accomplish a greater fit among version and fact, how geographic info could be fruitfully utilized in ABM, and the way ABM effects could be stated successfully and correctly.
Coverage levels from detailing the relation among ABM and latest paradigms in inhabitants experiences to infusing agent-based types with empirical facts. The papers express the advantages that ABM deals the sector, together with greater thought formation through larger linking the micro point with the macro point, the power to symbolize populations extra appropriately as complicated platforms, and the chance to review infrequent occasions and the consequences of other mechanisms in man made laboratories.
In addition, readers will observe instructions and top practices with particular examples of the way to use agent-based versions in several parts of inhabitants study, together with human mating behaviour, migration, and socio-structural determinants of future health behaviours.
Earlier types of the papers during this booklet were awarded 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 booklet will give a contribution to the improvement of top practices within the box and should offer an outstanding 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