This chapter reflects on how the different methodologies applied throughout the research procedure described in this book work together to generate the larger, novel, knowledge claim of interpretive agent-based modelling (ABM). First, we describe the different stages of the research procedure in order to reveal how it establishes knowledge. Next, we delve deeper into the processes of meaning-making in both ethnography and objective hermeneutics and how the counterfactual reasoning of ABM allows for theorizing the social. This, together with reflections on the input validation and output validation of interpretive ABM, paves the way for the characterization of the larger knowledge claim of interpretive ABM in terms of the generation of plausible futures.
|Title of host publication||An Interpretive Account to Agent-based Social Simulation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Using Criminology to Explore Cultural Possibilities|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis AS|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|