University of California, Davis

Computer Simulations

This course is part of Computational Social Science Specialization

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Martin Hilbert

Instructor: Martin Hilbert

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12 hours (approximately)
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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, you will be able to define theoretical computer simulations, specifically agent-based models (ABM). You will be able to recall how and why agent-based models can be useful and you'll be able to examine Schelling's famous segregation model.

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11 videos3 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

In this module, you will be able to identify how to mix different models to create new and more complex models. You will be able to explore how to create sophisticated versions of artificial societies. You'll also be able to examine an artificial society called Sugarscape.

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13 videos1 reading1 quiz

In this module, you will be able to discover how one uses computer simulations to solve practical problems. You will be able to discuss agent-based models (ABM) and identify how ABM can be used in social science.

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12 videos1 quiz

In this module, you will be able to describe what agent-based models are. You will be able to identify their capabilities and limitations. You will be able to define and use vocabulary and terminology around model thinking. You'll also be able to code using NetLogo and be able to grow your own artificial society.

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15 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review

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4.5 (19 ratings)
Martin Hilbert
University of California, Davis
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