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Computer Modelling of Social Processes
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Computer Modelling of Social Processes

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June 1998 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book introduces and the new computer-based research methods for studying and modeling complex social phenomena. It is the first coherent collection that surveys the impact that computer-based methods have had on the social and behavioural sciences and illustrates the potential for future research. The methods are presented in an accessible manner and do not assume any background in computer science.

The authors introduce each chapter and explain how computers can help to study social processes and each method is described in relation to a substantive issue to show how it can contribute to our understanding of complex problems. The themes covered include computer simulation, neural and social networks and the visualization of complex network data.

Wim B G Liebrand
Computer Modeling and the Analysis of Complex Human Behavior: Retrospect and Prospect
 
PART ONE: COMPUTER MODELLING AND SIMULATIONS
Klaus G Troitzsch
Multilevel Process Modeling in the Social Sciences
Mathematical Analysis and Computer Simulation  
Rainer Hegselmann
Modeling Social Dynamics by Cellular Automata
Pieter H de Vries
On the Understanding of the Self-organization of Cognitive Systems
A Strategy for Computer Simulation and Empirical Research  
 
PART TWO: COMPUTER MODELING AND NEURAL NETWORKS
Dieter Gernert
Classification and Prediction by Neural Networks and their Social Implications
Andrzej Nowak, Robin R Vallacher and Eugene Burnstein
Computational Social Psychology
A Neural Network Approach to Interpersonal Dynamics  
Herman J Ad[gr]er and Inge Bramsen
Representation of a Structural Equation Model as a Neural Network
 
PART THREE: COMPUTER MODELING AND DATA ANALYSIS
Yiu-Fai Yung, Wai Chan and Peter M Bentler
Designing Bootstrap Tests Using the Assumed Information
Applications to Cross-Classifications  
Reint H Geuze, Rob J van Ouwerkerk and L J M Mulder
Integrated Analysis of Psychological and Behavioural Data
Alden S Klovdahl
A Picture is Worth...
Interacting Visually with Complex Network Data  

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