Accession Number:

ADA488399

Title:

The Impact of Educational Interventions on Real & Stylized Cities

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA INST OF SOFTWARE RESEARCH INTERNAT

Report Date:

2008-07-10

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Different cities and different populations react differently to various types of educational interventions due to small differences in population, socio-demographic traits, intervention media type, and a variety of other factors. The social simulation tool Construct was used to evaluate the effectiveness of several educational interventions on one stylized and four real cities to examine the types of behavior that could be observed given these small variations in initial conditions. This technical report describes the experimental design, parameters, and setup for the Construct educational intervention virtual experiments, then reports the results obtained when the experiments were run. The results from the stylized city and real cities are compared, and general similarities and conclusions are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE