Refining the Epistemological Framework of Social Systems Simulations

Leandro Ariel Giri

Abstract


In the present work we will search for a refinement of some key epistemological perspectives for the construction of a methodological framework in the social systems simulations area. So, we will proceed to show the origin of some issues in the existent conceptualization (which exports a classic controversy of the social sciences) and its path through the information sciences as a precedent. There we will identify the consequences of such issues and will work in enlightening the conflictive notions in order to defend an epistemological pluralism which would result beneficial for this area.


Keywords


Social systems simulation; Positivism; Interpretativism; Constructivism; Epistemological pluralism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22370/rhv.2016.7.409

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