21 June 2019
SMARTEES explores opportunities offered by agent-based modelling
Two SMARTEES researchers, Dr. Patrycja Antosz and Dr. Jiaqi Ge, joined 23 other European scholars on 8-12 April 2019 to participate in the Lorentz Centre workshop – Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence Using Social Simulation – in Leiden, the Netherlands. This event was made possible by Leiden University, the Dutch Research Council (NWO) Domain Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Tromsø, the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA), the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), and the Lorentz Center.
Over the course of the above five days, participants convened to discuss social simulation, interdisciplinarity, the integration of qualitative and quantitative evidence, and agent-based modelling. Through these discussions, the workshop aimed to design a strategy for structuring and developing the integration of qualitative evidence with quantitative evidence through the use of social simulation, in particular agent-based modelling. The critical mass of participating researchers explored the opportunities, issues, and challenges linked to this approach, a topic highly relevant for the mixed-methods approach utilised within the SMARTEES project.
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