Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Challenges in the Simulation of Potentially Complex Systems: A View from Social Science Event

Time:
16:00 - 17:00
Date:
17 February 2012
Venue:
Building 85, Room 2209

Event details

This presentation considers the challenges (institutional, theoretical and practical) in advancing an effective simulation agenda in the social sciences. It considers how system simulation fits into the existing structures of disciplines (sociology, psychology, economics) and methods (statistical analysis, ethnography, experiments). This analysis is conducted using real examples of research describing itself as based on “complexity”, past and present simulation research by the presenter and the use of techniques variously referred to as “agent-based modelling” and “social simulation” which have no necessary commitment to the ideas of complexity.

http://www2.le.ac.uk/

Complex Systems Simulation Seminar Series (CS^4)

from the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation, the Complexity in Real-World Contexts USRG, and the Computational Modelling Group.

Speaker

Dr Edmund Chattoe-Brown

Abstract

This presentation considers the challenges (institutional, theoretical and practical) in advancing an effective simulation agenda in the social sciences. It considers how system simulation fits into the existing structures of disciplines (sociology, psychology, economics) and methods (statistical analysis, ethnography, experiments). This analysis is conducted using real examples of research describing itself as based on "complexity", past and present simulation research by the presenter and the use of techniques variously referred to as "agent-based modelling" and "social simulation" which have no necessary commitment to the ideas of complexity.

Refreshments

Available from 3:30pm, lecture starts at 4pm.

Complex Systems Simulation Seminar Series

For the complete CS^4 schedule please click here: http://www.interdisciplinary.soton.ac.uk/cs4.html

Privacy Settings