Module Details for the Academic Year 2018/2019

SOC40640 Social Simulation: Methods and

This module is grounded on key concepts of analytical sociology, with particular focus on agent-based models. Social dynamics is defined as the set of potentially heterogeneous individual behaviours and its ensuing collective outcomes. Throughout the semester you are expected to engage in discussions regarding the understanding of influences of both micro (local or individual) and macro (global or collective) dynamics.

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On successful completion of this module students should be able to: (a) correctly discuss key concepts of analytical sociology, with particular focus on types of data, research and agent-based modelling; and (b) apply the Overview, Design concepts and Details protocol. 
Item Workload
Lectures

15

Autonomous Student Learning

185

Total

200

Description % of Final Grade Timing
Essay: 5,000 word essay

35

Unspecified
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Multiple Choice Questions

15

Unspecified
Project: Project

50

Varies over the Semester

Compensation

This module is not passable by compensation

Resit Opportunities

In-semester assessment

Remediation

If you fail this module you may repeat, resit or substitute where permissible

Module Requisites and Incompatibles

Equivalent Modules

Prior Learning

Curricular information is subject to change