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  • From Postgraduate to Social Scientistby Nigel Gilbert

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 46.00

    From Postgraduate to Social Scientist is essential reading for any postgraduate or new researcher who is interested in a career in the social sciences. The book describes the skills needed for success in moving from being a student to becoming an academic or professional social scientist. Written by experts in the field, Gilbert et al., this book... more...

  • Artificial Societiesby Nigel Gilbert; Rosaria Conte

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95

    An exploration of the implications of developments in artificial intelligence for social scientific research, which builds on the theoretical and methodological insights provided by "Simulating societies".; This book is intended for worldwide library market for social science subjects such as sociology, political science, geography, archaeology/anthropology,... more...

  • Simulation for the Social Scientistby Nigel Gilbert; Klaus Troitzsch

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 51.00

    Interest in social simulation has been growing rapidly worldwide as a result of increasingly powerful hardware and software and also a rising interest in the application of ideas of complexity, evolution, adaptation and chaos in the social sciences. Simulation for the Social Scientist is a practical textbook on the techniques of building computer simulations... more...

  • Modelling Normsby Corinna Elsenbroich; Nigel Gilbert

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 95.15

    This book discusses traditional modelling approaches to social norms and shows the usefulness of agent-based modelling for the study of these micro-macro interactions. It highlights the multifaceted nature of the dynamics of social norms. more...

  • Agent-Based Modelling in Economicsby Lynne Hamill; Nigel Gilbert

    Wiley 2015; US$ 66.50 US$ 57.63

    Agent-based modelling in economics   Lynne Hamill and Nigel Gilbert, Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS), University of Surrey, UK   New methods of economic modelling have been sought as a result of the global economic downturn in 2008.This unique book highlights the benefits of an agent-based modelling (ABM) approach.... more...

  • Researching Social Lifeby Nigel Gilbert; Paul Stoneman

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 45.00

    Paul Stoneman and Nigel Gilbert breathe new energy into this classic bestselling textbook providing clear, relevant advice and extensive coverage of all the research methods you need to understand today?s society.   more...

  • Computers and Conversationby Paul Luff; David Frohlich; Nigel G. Gilbert

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    In the past few years a branch of sociology, conversation analysis, has begun to have a significant impact on the design of human*b1computer interaction (HCI). The investigation of human*b1human dialogue has emerged as a fruitful foundation for interactive system design.****This book includes eleven original chapters by leading researchers who are... more...

  • Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networksby Nigel Gilbert; Petra Ahrweiler; Andreas Pyka

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 116.29

    The competitiveness of firms, regions and countries greatly depends on the generation, dissemination and application of new knowledge. Modern innovation research is challenged by the need to incorporate knowledge generation and dissemination processes into the analysis so as to disentangle the complexity of these dynamic processes. With innovation,... more...

  • Child Protection Systemsby Neil Gilbert; Nigel Parton; Marit Skivenes

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    This vital book is a comparative study of the social policies and professional practices that frame societal responses to the problems of child maltreatment in ten countries: USA, Canada, England, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Norway. Focusing on the developments in policy and practice since the mid-1990s, this volume... more...

  • Humans, Computers and Wizardsby Norman Fraser; Nigel Gilbert; Scott McGlashan; Robin Wooffitt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Using data taken from a major European Union funded project on speech understanding, the SunDial project, this book considers current perspectives on human computer interaction and argues for the value of an approach taken from sociology which is based on conversation analysis. more...