Review of "Simulation and National Development by Scott et al." by
Jeanne Gullahorn, American Sociological Review:
"Like others in simulation, the authors tend to proselytize with
conviction - but not with convincing data - about the _research_
potentials of all-man simulation. It is time that those of us engaged in
computer as well as in all-man simulation seriously confronted issues of
validation and methodology. Thus far, in developing competence with the
new simulation techniques and in avoiding the intellectual sterilization
threatened by overzealous wielder's of Occam's razor, we have built
interesting demonstration models exploring real-life complexities. But
let us proceed beyond what seems our current stage of development:
"Look, look! See it run. Run, simulation, run.""
The date? 1967!
Edmund Chattoe-Brown, Department of Sociology, University of Leicester,
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