Module Details for the Academic Year 2017/2018

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.
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
Autonomous Student Learning 175 hours
Lectures 15 hours
Description FINAL Timing
Continuous Assessment :assignment 70% of Final Grade Varies Over The Semester
Multiple Choice Questionnaire (Short) :MCQ 15% of Final Grade Unspecified
Multiple Choice Questionnaire :MCQ 15% of Final Grade Unspecified
Resit Opportunities

In-semester assessment

Remediation

If you fail this module you may repeat, resit or substitute where permissible 
Curricular information is subject to change