I'm going to spend a couple of posts talking about some techniques I've been using while building and calibrating models, as they seem to be less well known than they might be. The first in this series is Sensitivity Analysis.
For the second time in two days, I came across the terms emic and etic, so it's time to have a bit more of a look into what they mean.
So, it's a good time to be in the Agent Based Modelling (ABM) business. More and more attention is being given to the idea that while we have a certain level of understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes around climate change, in order to change what's happening, we need to look at the social systems which are contributing.