On the empirical relevance of the transient in opinion models

@inproceedings{Banisch2010OnTE,
  title={On the empirical relevance of the transient in opinion models},
  author={Sven Banisch and Tanya Ara{\'u}jo},
  year={2010}
}
  • Sven Banisch, Tanya Araújo
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • While the number and variety of models to explain opinion exchange dynamics is huge, attempts to justify the model results using empirical data are relatively rare. As linking to real data is essential for establishing model credibility, this Letter develops an empirical confirmation experiment by which an opinion model is related to real election data. The model is based on a representation of opinions as a vector of k bits. Individuals interact according to the principle that similarity leads… CONTINUE READING

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