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Experimentul virtual: Modele generative ale proceselor socio-politice

The Virtual Experiment: Generative Models of the Socio-Political Processes
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Voinea, Camelia Florela

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Abstract Thanks to theoretical advances in the natural sciences and the decreased cost of computer technology, computational modeling is becoming an increasingly popular tool in the social sciences. Due to its relative novelty and somewhat marginal position in most disciplines, however, research of this kind has primarily focused on methodological challenges posed by applications to social phenomena. By contrast, the method's theoretical foundations are still relatively poorly understood and many theoretical possibilities remain unexplored by computational scholars. At the same time, social theorists, following in the footsteps of Georg Simmel's pioneering contributions a century ago, have developed a process-based research tradition that anticipates the scientific practices of today's computer-based research. In short, if the sociological process theorists have been computational modelers avant la lettre, the latter can be seen as process theorists „après la lettre‟.
Keywords political decision; reproductive behavior; model construction; experiment; model; computer; social process; political development
Classification Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods; Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Document language Other language
Publication Year 2006
Page/Pages p. 65-92
Journal Annals of the University of Bucharest / Political science series, 8 (2006)
ISSN 1582-2486
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works