Why do simulation? Towards a working epistemology for practitioners of the dark arts

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@Article{marney:2000:jasss,
  author =       "John Paul Marney and Heather F. E. Tarbert",
  title =        "Why do simulation? Towards a working epistemology for
                 practitioners of the dark arts",
  journal =      "Journal of Artificial Societies and Social
                 Simulation",
  year =         "2000",
  volume =       "3",
  number =       "3",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, reciprocal
                 altruism, group living, segmentation",
  ISSN =         "1460-7425",
  URL =          "http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/3/4/4.html",
  abstract =     "The purpose of this paper is to argue for clarity of
                 methodology in social science simulation. Simulation is
                 now at a stage in the social sciences where it is
                 important to be clear why simulation should be used and
                 what it is intended to achieve. The paper goes on to
                 discuss a particularly important source of opposition
                 to simulation in the social sciences which arises from
                 perceived threats to the orthodox hard-core. This is
                 illustrated by way of a couple of case studies. The
                 paper then goes on to discuss defences to standard
                 criticisms of simulation and the various positive
                 reasons for using simulation in preference to other
                 methods of theorising in particular situations.",
  notes =        "GP mentioned as an example",
}

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