This short monograph lays out the theory behind, and techniques for, using dynamic modelling, taking the reader through a series of increasingly complex models. At each step, examples are used to explain the process, and also to clarify specific applications of difference equation models in the social sciences

Dynamic Models and Social Change

Social reality is more than a set of substantively related but randomly occurring events. In this monograph we think of social phenomena as processes—structured series of events, operations, and activities whose logic is orderly and predictable. The goal of dynamic modeling is to specify the ...

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