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Title Using an agent-based model to test institutional variation : creating a counterfactual world / Debra Leiter, Jack Reilly.
Imprint London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019.


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Description 1 online resource.
Series SAGE Research Methods. Cases.
SAGE Research Methods. Cases.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Multiagent systems.
Computer simulation -- Methodology.
Voter turnout -- Mathematical models -- Research.
Third parties (United States politics)
Summary When examining institutions, we often wish we could create a counterfactual world--a world where everything but the institution itself is the same. Using agent-based models--computational models where we assign computer agents simple rules in a world we create and watch them interact--allows us to create and re-create the world as we see fit. Examining how party system size affects the way in which networks influence voter turnout, we use an extension of Fowler's Turnout in A Small World agent-based model to show that third-party entry can have a negative effect on turnout. We then test an element of the model using empirical (observable) data.
Other Author Reilly, Jack, active 2019, author.