ESSA Special Interest Group Qual2Rule – Using qualitative data to inform behavioral rules
Melania Borit, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway)
Roman Seidl (Institute for Environmental Decisions, Switzerland)
Many academics consider qualitative evidence (e.g. texts gained from transcribing someone talking or observations of people) and quantitative evidence to be incommensurable. However agent-based simulations are a possible vehicle for bridging this gap. Narrative textual evidence often gives clues as to the in-context behavior of individuals and is thus a natural source for behaviors to inform the specification of corresponding agent behavior within simulations.
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