Construct Validity and Theoretical Embeddedness of Agent-based Models of Normative Behaviour

Xenitidou, Maria and Elsenbroich, Corinna (2010) Construct Validity and Theoretical Embeddedness of Agent-based Models of Normative Behaviour. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5 (4). pp. 67-80.

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Abstract

In this paper we assess the construct validity and theoretical emdeddedness of agent-based models of normative behaviour drawing on experimental social psychology. We contend that social psychology and agent-based modelling share the focus of 'observing' the processes and outcomes of the interaction of individual agents. The paper focuses on two from a taxonomy of agent-based models of normative behaviour. This enables the identification of the assumptions the models are built on and in turn, reflection on the assumptions themselves from a socio-psychological perspective.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Agent-Based Modelling, Social Psychology, Normative Behaviour, Norms, Construct Validity
Subjects:1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.1 Epistemology
1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.5 Comparative and Cross National Research
1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.17 Behavioural Research
5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.13 Simulation
ID Code:1566
Deposited By: SIMIAN user
Deposited On:27 Oct 2010 14:21
Last Modified:27 Oct 2010 14:21

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