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Studying social processes underlying the persistence of female genital mutilation using agent-based modeling

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posted on 28.09.2018, 09:27 by Laurence T. Droy
This methods case covers three areas. Many researchers have not heard of agent-based modeling, so I first explain how agent-based modeling research works, what it involves, and what it is for. My PhD research project has been about applying agent-based modeling to a real-world topic: the occurrence of female genital mutilation in populations in the developing world. I briefly provide an overview of this topic. It might sound counter-intuitive to apply abstract modeling to the study of female genital mutilation. Yet, I explain why this can provide useful and informative insights on the subject. Finally, I talk about the practicalities of applying the methodology of empirical agent-based modeling research to the topic of female genital mutilation. I focus on what was helpful and what was challenging in designing and evaluating a preliminary agent-based model of female genital mutilation.

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SAGE Research Methods Cases, 2018

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/Department of Media, Communication and Sociology

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SAGE Research Methods Cases

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SAGE Publications (UK and US)

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9781526446176

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2018

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01/12/2018

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http://methods.sagepub.com/case/social-processes-underlying-female-genital-mutilation-agent-based-modeling

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