Agent Based Modeling

Agent- based modeling involves creating and giving  instructions to different classes of virtual agents and observing the patterns that emerge, in both time and space, as the agents interact with each other and with their environment. These emerging patterns offer insights into how a phenomenon might grow and change over time. Agent based models have …

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Classical Models in Geography

Human geography, like other social science disciplines, has it fair share of models. Models are abstractions or simplifications of the inner working of complex phenomena that exist in the real world.  We build models to reflect out understanding of how things work.  The models will provide us with a way to describe phenomena as well …

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Geography and Spatial Analysis since the 1960s

In the 1960s, Geography experienced what came to be known as the quantitative revolution.  Taking its cue from earlier efforts in the 1950s to move away from purely descriptive approaches,  Geographers started emphasizing hypothesis testing, data collection, statistical and mathematical analysis, model building, and the search for laws, or at least regularities, in the spatial …

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