Written Assignment 1: Quality of Simulation
Janssen, M., Wimmer, M. A., & Deljoo, A. (Eds.). (2015). Policy practice and digital science: Integrating complex systems, social simulation and public administration in policy research (Vol. 10). Springer.
Chapter 3 discusses methods to assess the quality of simulations. You learned about three different views of simulation quality.
Suppose you lead a task force that is developing a simulation to provide strategic planning recommendations for property use zoning for a county of 750,000 residents. The zoning board and county commissioners want a simulation that allows them to assess the impact of various zoning decisions based on a variety of dynamic factors, including age, race, education, and income status.
Submit a 3-page (double-spaced) paper addressing the following:
- First, identify which of the three views discussed in the chapter that would provide the best quality assessment for the situation described above, and explain your decision.
- Explain how would you ensure the highest level of accuracy with your simulation, and how would you go about determining accuracy?
Ensure that you include at least three (one from course material and two from external sources) APA-compliant references and corresponding in-text citations.
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