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Computational Approaches to Studying the Co-evolution of Networks and Behavior in Social Dilemmas

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Computational Approaches to Studying the Co-evolution of Networks and Behaviour in Social Dilemmas shows students, researchers, and professionals how to use computation methods, rather than mathematical analysis, to answer research questions for an easier, more productive method of testing their models. Illustrations of general methodology are provided and explore how computer simulation is used to bridge the gap between formal theoretical models and empirical applications.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. WILEY SERIES IN COMPUTATIONAL AND QUANTITATIVE SOCIAL SCIENCE
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. 1.1 Social dilemmas and social networks
    2. 1.2 Dynamic networks, co-evolution, and research questions
    3. 1.3 Social networks and social dilemmas between sociology and economics
    4. 1.4 Approach: Models, simulation, and empirical tests
    5. 1.5 Description of the remaining chapters
    6. References
  7. Chapter 2: Consent or conflict: Co-evolution of coordination and networks
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 The model
    3. 2.3 Stable states
    4. 2.4 Simulation design
    5. 2.5 Simulation results
    6. 2.6 Conclusions and discussion
    7. References
  8. Chapter 3: Cooperation and reputation in dynamic networks
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 The model
    3. 3.3 Analysis of the model
    4. 3.4 Setup of the simulation
    5. 3.5 Simulation results
    6. 3.6 Conclusions and discussion
    7. References
  9. Chapter 4: Co-evolution of conventions and networks: An experimental study
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Model and simulation
    3. 4.3 Experimental design
    4. 4.4 Results
    5. 4.5 Conclusions and discussion
    6. References
  10. Chapter 5: Alcohol use among adolescents as a coordination problem in a dynamic network
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Predictions
    3. 5.3 Data
    4. 5.4 Methods of analysis
    5. 5.5 Results
    6. 5.6 Conclusions
    7. References
  11. Chapter 6: Conclusions
    1. 6.1 Summary of the findings
    2. 6.2 Theory, computer simulation, and empirical tests
    3. 6.3 Suggestions for further research
    4. References
  12. Appendix A: Instructions used in the experiment
    1. Instruction
  13. Appendix B: The computer interface used for the experiment
    1. Reference
  14. Index