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How to Do Large-Scale ABMS

Michael J. North and Charles M. Macal

in Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172119
eISBN:
9780199789894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172119.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter discusses large-scale agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS). Useful features of toolkits are discussed and the Repast and Swarm toolkits are considered as examples. Important ... More


Music as a communicative medium

Ian Cross and Ghofur Eliot Woodruff

in The Prehistory of Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199545872
eISBN:
9780191720369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545872.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter explores the idea that language and music may have co-evolved, and proposes that language and music constitute complementary components of the ‘human communicative toolkit’. Drawing on ... More


Computational and Comparative Musicology

Nicholas Cook

in Empirical Musicology: Aims, Methods, Prospects

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195167498
eISBN:
9780199867707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167498.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter surveys a range of applications of computers to the analysis of music, placing particular emphasis on large corpora. Subjects covered include notation-based visualization, the principles ... More


Why Simpler Syntax?

Peter W. Culicover and Ray Jackendoff

in Simpler Syntax

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271092
eISBN:
9780191709418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271092.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the simpler syntax hypothesis (SSH). It argues that given some phenomenon that has provided putative evidence for elaborate syntactic structure, there exists ... More


Beginnings

Nicholas J. J. Smith

in Vagueness and Degrees of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233007
eISBN:
9780191716430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233007.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The first part of the book provides a conceptual map of theories of vagueness. At the centre of the map is the classical view of vagueness, according to which the semantics of vague language is ... More


The Salience of Culture

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385847
eISBN:
9780199873371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how Catholicism operated in VOTF as a cultural code for participants, a meaning system through which they selected and interpreted movement discourse, form, and tactics. As an ... More


A Bounded Repertoire

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385847
eISBN:
9780199873371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter extends the discussion of how Catholicism operated as a cultural code and cultural toolkit influencing VOTF’s decision making. Here the focus is on tactics and the how a shared culture ... More


The essential public health toolkit

Alison Hill, Siân Griffiths, and Stephen Gillam

in Public Health and Primary Care: Partners in Population Health

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198508533
eISBN:
9780191723780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508533.003.04
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides the essential public health toolkit for primary care practitioners. The term ‘toolkit’ is used to cover the knowledge, skills, and activities that are required to practice ... More


The Science and Art of Interviewing

Kathleen Gerson and Sarah Damaske

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199324286
eISBN:
9780197533857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199324286.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics, Methodology and Statistics

Qualitative interviewing is one of the most widely used methods in social research, but it is arguably the least well understood. To address that gap, this book offers a theoretically rigorous, ... More


Conclusion: Skilful Means

Kieran Laird

in The Political Mind: or 'How to Think Differently'

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623860
eISBN:
9780748652808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623860.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Buddhism likens its psychological techniques to a raft that is used to cross a river, the river being dukkha. The raft is merely a tool to be used to gain the further shore and then to be abandoned, ... More


Cognitive Patterns and Work Processes in Cooking

Vanina Leschziner

in At the Chef's Table: Culinary Creativity in Elite Restaurants

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804787970
eISBN:
9780804795494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787970.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter describes the cognitive and practical processes whereby chefs design dishes, from an initial idea until a dish goes on the menu. How chefs go about creating dishes is tightly associated ... More


Introduction

Jacqueline I. Stone

in Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856434
eISBN:
9780824872984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856434.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhism in early medieval Japan encompassed multiple discourses, logics, and explanatory frameworks for addressing death. Understanding Buddhism not as a fixed, internally unified system but as a ... More


Excitable Media in Medias Res: How Physics Scaffolds Metazoan Development and Evolution

Stuart A. Newman

in Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019552
eISBN:
9780262314787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019552.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

What are the underlying generative principles that produce multicellular forms, ensure that they are inherited in a type-specific fashion, but also allow for the possibility of evolutionary ... More


Participation, Concluded

Christopher M. Kelty

in The Participant: A Century of Participation in Four Stories

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226666624
eISBN:
9780226666938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226666938.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion returns to the present and uses the stories of participation past as precursors to the technologically-enabled and institutionally mobile forms of participation of the 21st century. ... More


Documenting and Classifying Aspectual Classes Across Languages

Leora Bar-el

in Methodologies in Semantic Fieldwork

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190212339
eISBN:
9780190212353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212339.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Descriptions of aspect systems cross-linguistically and of individual languages tend to focus on variation in grammatical aspect rather than lexical aspect, or aspectual classes. Although Vendler’s ... More


Epistemic Injustice in Healthcare

Havi Carel

in Phenomenology of Illness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199669653
eISBN:
9780191829925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669653.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that ill persons are particularly vulnerable to epistemic injustice in the sense articulated by Miranda Fricker. Ill persons are vulnerable to testimonial injustice through the ... More


What Drives the Evolution of Hunter–Gatherer Subsistence Technology? A Reanalysis of the Risk Hypothesis with Data from the Pacific Northwest

Mark Collard, Briggs Buchanan, Jesse Morin, and Andre Costopoulos

in Culture Evolves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199608966
eISBN:
9780191804656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608966.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Recent studies have suggested that the decisions that hunter–gatherers make about the diversity and complexity of their subsistence toolkits are strongly affected by risk of resource failure. ... More


Practical Postmoderns

Tim Clydesdale and Kathleen Garces-Foley

in The Twentysomething Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young Adults

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190931353
eISBN:
9780190931384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931353.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The concluding chapter summarizes the book’s findings on the religious, spiritual, and secular lives of American twentysomethings. It compares the findings from the National Study of American ... More


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