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Y, Gnen and van Daalen, Els (2009). 'An Objective-Based Perspective on Assessment of Model-Supported Policy Processes'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 12(4)3 <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/12/4/3.html>.

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@article{y2009,
title = {An Objective-Based Perspective on Assessment of Model-Supported Policy Processes},
author = {Y, Gnen and van Daalen, Els},
journal = {Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation},
ISSN = {1460-7425},
volume = {12},
number = {4},
pages = {3},
year = {2009},
URL = {http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/12/4/3.html},
keywords = {Simulation, Validation, Model Assessment, Policy Analysis, Model Typology},
abstract = {Simulation models, being in use for a long time in natural sciences and engineering domains, are diffusing to a wider context including policy analysis studies. The differences between the nature of the domain of application, as well as the increased variety of usage partially induced by this difference naturally imply new challenges to be overcome. One of these challenges is related to the assessment of the simulation-based outcomes in terms of their reliability and relevance in the policy context being studied. The importance of this assessment is twofold. First of all, it is all about conducting a high quality policy study with effective results. However, the quality of the study does not necessarily imply acceptance of the results by the clients and/or colleagues. This problem of policy analysts increases the importance of such an assessment; an effective assessment may induce the acceptance of the conclusions drawn from the study by the clients and/or colleagues. The main objective of this paper is to introduce an objective-based assessment perspective for simulation model-supported policy studies. As a first step towards such a goal, an objective-based classification of models is introduced. Based on that, we will discuss the importance of different aspects of the assessment for each type. In doing so, we aim to provide a structured discussion that may serve as a sort of methodological guideline to be used by policy analysts, and also by clients.},
}

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TY - JOUR
TI - An Objective-Based Perspective on Assessment of Model-Supported Policy Processes
AU - Y, Gnen
AU - van Daalen, Els
Y1 - 2009/10/31/
JO - Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
SN - 1460-7425
VL - 12
IS - 4
SP - 3
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KW - Simulation
KW - Validation
KW - Model Assessment
KW - Policy Analysis
KW - Model Typology
N2 - Simulation models, being in use for a long time in natural sciences and engineering domains, are diffusing to a wider context including policy analysis studies. The differences between the nature of the domain of application, as well as the increased variety of usage partially induced by this difference naturally imply new challenges to be overcome. One of these challenges is related to the assessment of the simulation-based outcomes in terms of their reliability and relevance in the policy context being studied. The importance of this assessment is twofold. First of all, it is all about conducting a high quality policy study with effective results. However, the quality of the study does not necessarily imply acceptance of the results by the clients and/or colleagues. This problem of policy analysts increases the importance of such an assessment; an effective assessment may induce the acceptance of the conclusions drawn from the study by the clients and/or colleagues. The main objective of this paper is to introduce an objective-based assessment perspective for simulation model-supported policy studies. As a first step towards such a goal, an objective-based classification of models is introduced. Based on that, we will discuss the importance of different aspects of the assessment for each type. In doing so, we aim to provide a structured discussion that may serve as a sort of methodological guideline to be used by policy analysts, and also by clients.
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