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Richiardi, Matteo, Leombruni, Roberto, Saam, Nicole J. and Sonnessa, Michele (2006). 'A Common Protocol for Agent-Based Social Simulation'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 9(1)15 <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/9/1/15.html>.

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@article{richiardi2006,
title = {A Common Protocol for Agent-Based Social Simulation},
author = {Richiardi, Matteo and Leombruni, Roberto and Saam, Nicole J. and Sonnessa, Michele},
journal = {Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation},
ISSN = {1460-7425},
volume = {9},
number = {1},
pages = {15},
year = {2006},
URL = {http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/9/1/15.html},
keywords = {Agent-Based, Simulations, Methodology, Calibration, Validation, Sensitivity Analysis},
abstract = {Traditional (i.e. analytical) modelling practices in the social sciences rely on a very well established, although implicit, methodological protocol, both with respect to the way models are presented and to the kinds of analysis that are performed. Unfortunately, computer-simulated models often lack such a reference to an accepted methodological standard. This is one of the main reasons for the scepticism among mainstream social scientists that results in low acceptance of papers with agent-based methodology in the top journals. We identify some methodological pitfalls that, according to us, are common in papers employing agent-based simulations, and propose appropriate solutions. We discuss each issue with reference to a general characterization of dynamic micro models, which encompasses both analytical and simulation models. In the way, we also clarify some confusing terminology. We then propose a three-stage process that could lead to the establishment of methodological standards in social and economic simulations.},
}

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TY - JOUR
TI - A Common Protocol for Agent-Based Social Simulation
AU - Richiardi, Matteo
AU - Leombruni, Roberto
AU - Saam, Nicole J.
AU - Sonnessa, Michele
Y1 - 2006/01/31
JO - Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
SN - 1460-7425
VL - 9
IS - 1
SP - 15
UR - http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/9/1/15.html
KW - Agent-Based
KW - Simulations
KW - Methodology
KW - Calibration
KW - Validation
KW - Sensitivity Analysis
N2 - Traditional (i.e. analytical) modelling practices in the social sciences rely on a very well established, although implicit, methodological protocol, both with respect to the way models are presented and to the kinds of analysis that are performed. Unfortunately, computer-simulated models often lack such a reference to an accepted methodological standard. This is one of the main reasons for the scepticism among mainstream social scientists that results in low acceptance of papers with agent-based methodology in the top journals. We identify some methodological pitfalls that, according to us, are common in papers employing agent-based simulations, and propose appropriate solutions. We discuss each issue with reference to a general characterization of dynamic micro models, which encompasses both analytical and simulation models. In the way, we also clarify some confusing terminology. We then propose a three-stage process that could lead to the establishment of methodological standards in social and economic simulations.
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