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Infectious diseases model for mixed-methods research chapter (version 1.0.0)

The purpose of this curricular model is to teach students the basics of modeling complex systems using agent-based modeling. It is a simple SIR model that simulates how a disease spreads through a population as its members change from susceptible to infected to recovered and then back to susceptible. The dynamics of the model are such that there are multiple emergent outcomes depending on the parameter settings, initial conditions, and chance.

The curricular model can be used with the chapter Agent-Based Modeling in Mixed Methods Research (Moritz et al. 2022) in the Handbook of Teaching Qualitative & Mixed Methods (Ruth et al. 2022).

The instructional videos can be accessed on YouTube: Video 1 (https://youtu.be/32_JIfBodWs); Video 2 (https://youtu.be/0PK_zVKNcp8); and Video 3 (https://youtu.be/0bT0_mYSAJ8).

Release Notes

1.0.0

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Version Submitter First published Last modified Status
1.0.0 Mark Moritz Sun Jan 30 17:51:15 2022 Sun Jan 30 17:51:15 2022 Published Peer Reviewed https://doi.org/10.25937/zhxc-wv32

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