A New Research Architecture for the Simulation Era

  • Martin IhrigEmail author
Part of the Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications book series (SFMA)


This chapter proposes a novel research architecture for social scientists who want to employ simulation methods. The new framework gives an integrated view of a research process that involves simulation modelling. It highlights the importance of the theoretical foundation of a simulation model and shows how new theory-driven hypotheses can be derived that are empirically testable. The paper describes the different aspects of the framework in detail and shows how it can help structure the research efforts of scholars interested in using simulations.


Simulation Modelling Research Methodology Business Management Theory Social sciences 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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