Computer Simulation Validation. Fundamental Concepts, Methodological Frameworks, and Philosophical Perspectives

Beisbart, Claus; Saam, Nicole J. (eds.) (2019). Computer Simulation Validation. Fundamental Concepts, Methodological Frameworks, and Philosophical Perspectives. Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications. Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-319-70766-2

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This unique volume introduces and discusses the methods of validating computer simulations in scientific research. The core concepts, strategies, and techniques of validation are explained by an international team of pre-eminent authorities, drawing on expertise from various fields ranging from engineering and the physical sciences to the social sciences and history. The work also offers new and original philosophical perspectives on the validation of simulations. Topics and features: introduces the fundamental concepts and principles related to the validation of computer simulations, and examines philosophical frameworks for thinking about validation; provides an overview of the various strategies and techniques available for validating simulations, as well as the preparatory steps that have to be taken prior to validation; describes commonly used reference points and mathematical frameworks applicable to simulation validation; reviews the legal prescriptions, and the administrative and procedural activities related to simulation validation; presents examples of best practice that demonstrate how methods of validation are applied in various disciplines and with different types of simulation models; covers important practical challenges faced by simulation scientists when applying validation methods and techniques; offers a selection of general philosophical reflections that explore the significance of validation from a broader perspective. This truly interdisciplinary handbook will appeal to a broad audience, from professional scientists spanning all natural and social sciences, to young scholars new to research with computer simulations. Philosophers of science, and methodologists seeking to increase their understanding of simulation validation, will also find much to benefit from in the text.

Item Type:

Book (Edited Volume)

Division/Institute:

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UniBE Contributor:

Beisbart, Claus

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
100 Philosophy
100 Philosophy > 120 Epistemology

ISSN:

2195-2817

ISBN:

978-3-319-70766-2

Series:

Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Claus Beisbart

Date Deposited:

28 Apr 2020 12:01

Last Modified:

28 Apr 2020 12:01

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-319-70766-2

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Validation, computer simulation, model, verification, epistemology, philosophy of science

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/143703

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