Grounded Simulation

Autor(en): Neumann, Martin
Stichwörter: Evidence Based Modelling; Grounded Theory; Ontologies; Social Sciences - Other Topics; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary; Stylized Facts; Theoretical Coding; Theory Development
Erscheinungsdatum: 2015
Herausgeber: J A S S S
Journal: JASSS-THE JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL SOCIETIES AND SOCIAL SIMULATION
Volumen: 18
Ausgabe: 1
Zusammenfassung: 
This paper investigates the contribution of evidence-based modelling to grounded theory (GT). It is argued that evidence-based modelling provides additional sources to truly arrive at a theory through the inductive process of a Grounded Theory approach. This is shown by two examples. One example concerns the development of software ontologies of criminal organisations. The other example is a simulation model of escalation of ethno-nationalist conflicts. The first example concerns early to middle stages of the research process. The development of an ontology provides a tool for the process of theoretical coding in a GT approach. The second example shows stylised facts resulting from a simulation model of the escalation of ethno-nationalist conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. These reveal mechanisms of nationalist radicalisation. This provides additional credibility for the claim that evidence-based modelling assists to inductively generate a theory in a GT approach.
ISSN: 14607425
DOI: 10.18564/jasss.2560

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