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Accession Number N20130008673
Title Using Agent Based Modeling (ABM) to Develop Cultural Interaction Simulations.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 6p
Personal Author N. Drucker P. N. Jones
Abstract Today, most cultural training is based on or built around cultural engagements; or discrete interactions between the individual learner and one or more cultural others. Often, success in the engagement is the end or the objective. In reality, these interactions usually involve secondary and tertiary effects with potentially wide ranging consequences. The concern is that learning culture within a strict engagement context might lead to checklist; cultural thinking that will not empower learners to understand the full consequence of their actions. We propose the use of agent based modeling (ABM) to collect, store, and, simulating the effects of social networks, promulgate engagement effects over time, distance, and consequence. The ABM development allows for rapid modification to re-create any number of population types, extending the applicability of the model to any requirement for social modeling.
Keywords Cultural resources
Culture(Social sciences)

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 72 - Mathematical Sciences
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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