By André Grow,Jan Van Bavel
This e-book examines using agent-based modelling (ABM) in inhabitants reports, from ideas to functions, most sensible practices to destiny advancements. It positive factors papers written by way of top specialists within the box that might support readers to higher comprehend the usefulness of ABM for inhabitants projections, how ABM might be injected with empirical info to accomplish a greater fit among version and fact, how geographic details may be fruitfully utilized in ABM, and the way ABM effects should be pronounced successfully and correctly.
Coverage levels from detailing the relation among ABM and latest paradigms in inhabitants stories to infusing agent-based versions with empirical info. The papers express the advantages that ABM bargains the sphere, together with more suitable idea formation by means of greater linking the micro point with the macro point, the power to symbolize populations extra competently as advanced platforms, and the prospect to check infrequent occasions and the results of different mechanisms in man made laboratories.
In addition, readers will detect guidance and top practices with targeted examples of ways to use agent-based types in several components of inhabitants examine, together with human mating behaviour, migration, and socio-structural determinants of health and wellbeing behaviours.
Earlier models of the papers during this publication were awarded on the workshop “Recent advancements and destiny instructions in Agent-Based Modelling in inhabitants Studies,” which came about on the college of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, in September 2014. The publication will give a contribution to the improvement of top practices within the box and may offer an outstanding element 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 (The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis) by André Grow,Jan Van Bavel