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 Modeling As A Scientific Enterprise

Dynamic modeling in the social sciences proceeds at many levels of abstraction, in widely differing substantive contexts. The basic request the investigator makes of any model in any context is this: Does the model do the scientific work required of it? Put another way, ...

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