Validating human decision making in an agent-based land-use model uri icon

abstract

  • Validation of agents' decision making is one of the central epistemological problems in empirical agent-based model (ABM) simulations. This paper focuses on the need for reliable decision-making models for land change science with direct relevance to modelling human-environmental systems for policy implications and natural resources management. This paper presents a set of key issues or caveats that affect the validation. At the same time, we present alternatives by providing examples of a more stakeholder-centric way of parameterizing human behaviour and decision making, and a case study is described in the light of critical multiplism

publication date

  • 2013