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Social networks and simulations

Rolfe, Meredith (2004) Social networks and simulations. In: Proceedings of the Agent 2004 Conference on: Social Dynamics, Interaction, Reflexivity, and Emergence, 2004-10-07 - 2004-10-09, Chicago, United States.

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In standard introductions to agent-based modeling, agents have attributes, use decision rules, and occupy a space. Although the interactions between agents drive the model, the actual pattern of local interactions (random, grid or torus based or in a circle) are often an afterthought. Recent work on the small-world effect in interaction networks (Watts and Strogatz, 1998; Watts, 1999) led to the introduction of new agent network topologies; typically circles with a few long-distance ties. Do these modifications accurately capture the properties of the social networks of interest?

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Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 14:21
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 08:20

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