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Social interaction, globalization and computer-aided analysis : a practical guide to developing social simulation

Osherenko, Alexander, author

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  • Tackling globalization is a great challenge -- it is both extremely beneficial and essentially problematic. This comprehensive, multidisciplinary study confronts this ambivalence through the use of computer simulation. It discusses the findings of social interaction and social simulation through the use of understandable global examples. Readers can use this book as a tool to outline significant aspects of intercultural simulation and highlight the issues that need to be considered in the readers analysis. The author leads the reader via sequential narration from a colloquial description of intercultural situations to final simulation prototypes; each step is accompanied by descriptive comments and program code. Social Interaction, Globalization and Computer-aided Analysis shows the reader how to acquire intercultural data from seemingly inconceivable information sources. Researchers and software developers engaged in interdisciplinary research projects in the field of Human-Computer Interaction will find this book to be a useful companion in their work.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Part I. Multidisciplinary Part -- Introduction -- Related Work on Social Interaction and Social Simulation -- Scenarios of Social Interaction -- Part II. Developmental Part -- Acquisition of Intercultural Data -- Framework for Data Processing -- Prototypes of Social Simulation -- Evaluation of the Prototyping Approach -- Conclusion