4. The Methodology

  1. Flaminio Squazzoni

Published Online: 12 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119954200.ch4

Agent-Based Computational Sociology

Agent-Based Computational Sociology

How to Cite

Squazzoni, F. (2012) The Methodology, in Agent-Based Computational Sociology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119954200.ch4

Author Information

  1. University of Brescia, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470711743

Online ISBN: 9781119954200



  • methodology, constructive framework;
  • promoting collaboration and generalization;
  • ABM community, attention to methodology;
  • ABM, coherent sequence of best practices;
  • ABM, social phenomena, and social interaction;
  • replication, for verification, internal, cross-validation;
  • TAPAS, to ‘take a previous model and add something’;
  • querelle about trust and mobility;
  • recourse to empirical evidence, and good explanations;
  • integrating ABMs with other methods


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The method

  • Replication

  • Multi-level empirical validation

  • References