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Social networks and simulations

Rolfe, Meredith (2005) Social networks and simulations. In: Proceedings of the Agent 2004 Conference on: Social Dynamics, Interaction, Reflexivity, and Emergence, Oct 7-9, 2004, Chicago, IL., USA.

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Abstract

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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Additional Information: © 2004 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 14:21
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38622/

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