Wednesday, 21 November 2012

A hands-on introduction to Agent-Based Modelling for Social Scientists: Exploring Complex and Dynamic Social Processes

Thursday 28 February - Friday 1 March 2013
Humanities Bridgeford Street, University of Manchester
The Institute for Social Change, the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research and the Centre for Policy Modelling will be running a 2-day introduction to agent-based simulation workshop, funded by methods@manchester. The course will be suitable for people without any experience of computer programming, but is particularly aimed at post-graduate social researchers, e.g. PhD students, post-docs, lecturers.
This workshop will introduce participants to the modelling of dynamic social processes, such as group membership, influence, imitation, collaboration and innovation, through a series of agent-based simulations. Participants will gain understanding of the simulation of social processes by exploring working simulation models and by adapting these models to describe different types of process.
There is no charge to attend the course, which comprises the two-day workshop and refreshments but not meals or accommodation. Places are strictly limited so if you wish to register for a place please book on or before Friday 4 January 2013 . You must include in your application a clear and concise statement of how you anticipate your research will benefit from attendance.
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