Summer School 2018
Jointly organised by the ESLS PhD Programme in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies, the Behave Lab (University of Milan) and GECS – Research Group on Experimental and Computational Sociology (University of Brescia), this training school aims to introduce students to NetLogo, the most popular platform to build Agent-Based Models (ABM), by using modelling examples from social science research.
Full-day hands-on training from 9 am to 5 pm.
3 classic ABMs will be coded from scratch in NetLogo. No previous coding skills required.
Assistance and customized counselling on personal research projects during the whole day.
Personal project presentations on the final day.
Evening informal talks: brief informal talks by invited experts on ABM-related issues with drinks and food.
Students will be provided with the theoretical background on the use of ABM in social science research and will learn how to develop an ABM from scratch. The examples will be on social impact theory, culture dynamics and social network effects on individual beliefs. Individual activities and exercise will be combined with group activities. No prerequisite on computing is needed. Students are expected to join the training with their own laptop. Students are also encouraged to develop a customized project starting from a personal research idea: bring your own model or data if you would like to work on it!
- Federico Bianchi, GECS – University of Brescia (Italy).
- Simone Gabbriellini, GECS (Italy).
- Nicolas Payette, LABSS – CNR (Italy).
- Flaminio Squazzoni, GECS – University of Brescia (Italy), school director.