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  1. Virtually Science: An Agent-Based Model of the Rise and Fall of Scientific Research Programs.Daniel Farhat - 2011 - Journal of Economic Methodology 18 (4):363-385.
    Is there more to? good science? than explaining novel facts? Social interaction within scientific communities plays a pivotal role in defining acceptable research practices. This article explores the connection between research outcomes and the socio-cultural environment they are constructed in by developing an agent-based computational model of scientific communities. Agent-to-agent interaction is added to a system of knowledge production inspired by the work of Lakatos on scientific research programs as an important factor guiding the actions of researchers. Simulation results show (...)
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