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Differentiating and defusing theoretical Ecology's criticisms: A rejoinder to Sagoff's reply to Donhauser (2016)

Justin Donhauser
2017 Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences  
He says this is because enduring criticisms center on concerns about the nature of ecological networks and forces, the instrumentality of ecological laws and theoretical models, and the relation between  ...  In a (2016) paper in this journal, I defuse allegations that theoretical ecological research is problematic because it relies on teleological metaphysical assumptions.  ...  Acknowledgements This work has benefitted from comments by Gillian Barker and Eric Desjardins. Works Cited  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.shpsc.2017.03.008 pmid:28377086 fatcat:3pxggohn7bddpipqdcaxhnyxla

On the interpretability and computational reliability of frequency-domain Granger causality

Luca Faes, Sebastiano Stramaglia, Daniele Marinazzo
2017 F1000Research  
This Correspondence article is a comment which directly relates to the paper "A study of problems encountered in Granger causality analysis from a neuroscience perspective" ( ).  ...  GC; in doing so, their paper dismisses GC measures based on a suboptimal use of them.  ...  in Granger causality analysis from a neuroscience perspective. . 2017; (34): E7063-E7072 | Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114 PubMed Abstract Publisher Full Text Is the rationale for commenting on the previous  ... 
doi:10.12688/f1000research.12694.1 pmid:29167736 pmcid:PMC5676195 fatcat:c4zxoui65fhmvjn6qvwo4fticq

Diagramming Conventions in System Dynamics

David C. Lane
2000 Journal of the Operational Research Society  
This is then followed by an outline of the detailed form of the two conventions and some critical comment on _ their respective advantages and disadvantages Context of the diagramming conventions The diagramming  ...  Any diagramming method must take a position on how many types of variables and causal links are represented.  ... 
doi:10.2307/254265 fatcat:fp5a5tbt55g2limj3ftxlguoxy

Fostering System Thinking Learning by Combining Problem-Based Learning and Simulation-Based Learning Approaches

João Alberto Arantes do Amaral, Prof., Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, jarantes@alum.mit.edu, Felipe Fregni, Prof., Harvard University, USA, felipe.fregni@medicaltli.org
2021 International Journal of Instruction  
One student made the following comment: "I think the group-modeling experience was very positive: in many cases, classmates had figured out causal relationships and dynamics that I had not noticed.  ...  We interpreted the data by means of a system dynamics' modeling tool, a causal loop diagram.  ...  APPENDIX 2 Documentaries, short-movies and comic-book used Learning Question 2: In the classroom, after asking you to create, individually, causal loop diagrams for the dynamics portrayed in short films  ... 
doi:10.29333/iji.2021.1431a fatcat:kc4rl5tv4ffgznqd3yxilayjdi

Page 241 of The Journal of the Operational Research Society Vol. 51, Issue 2 [page]

2000 The Journal of the Operational Research Society  
This is then followed by an outline of the detailed form of the two conventions and some critical comment on _ their respective advantages and disadvantages Context of the diagramming conventions The diagramming  ...  Any diagramming method must take a position on how many types of variables and causal links are represented.  ... 

Economics for a creative world: a response to comments

ROGER KOPPL, STUART KAUFFMAN, TEPPO FELIN, GIUSEPPE LONGO
2014 Journal of Institutional Economics  
We also address some of the criticisms raised by the commenters. Pavel Pelikan's idea of stochastic causality does not somehow eliminate unprestateable change.  ...  as a system-level phenomenon, and (3) our identification of 'novelty intermediation' as important to creative economic dynamics.  ...  We might evade Witt's criticism of our views on 'law' and 'cause' by pointing out that we have criticized only a very narrowly circumscribed set of ideas on law and cause.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1744137414000514 fatcat:ocie5ntdebgldoah5dm4wazxoq

Dynamic causal modeling and Granger causality Comments on: The identification of interacting networks in the brain using fMRI: Model selection, causality and deconvolution

Karl Friston
2011 NeuroImage  
Put simply, DCM is based on model comparison (of the same sort used to infer G-Causality) that allows one to explore model-space. Here, the models differ in their connections and ensuing dynamics.  ...  In light of these papers, I will limit my comments on Roebroeck et al. to develop or nuance some of the key points they make.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.09.031 pmid:19770049 pmcid:PMC3183826 fatcat:mcxu444xbvfmtjrl3wcssoavem

Diagramming conventions in system dynamics

David C Lane
2000 Journal of the Operational Research Society  
This is then followed by an outline of the detailed form of the two conventions and some critical comment on _ their respective advantages and disadvantages Context of the diagramming conventions The diagramming  ...  Critical comment the two conventions It would be wrong to present these diagramming conven- tions as laws inviolate.  ... 
doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.2600864 fatcat:d5nsffgm2jbz5momdrkq62adlq

Page 195 of Behavioral Science Vol. 6, Issue 3 [page]

1961 Behavioral Science  
This may be a valu- able comment on the testing of normative or norm-descriptive models; it is a much less valuable comment on the testing of vase-descriptive models.  ...  Being models, case-descriptive models are necessarily dynamic.  ... 

Facilitating on-line opinion dynamics by mining expressions of causation. The case of climate change debates on The Guardian [article]

Tom Willaert, Sven Banisch, Paul Van Eecke, Katrien Beuls
2019 arXiv   pre-print
and potential facilitation of on-line opinion dynamics.  ...  This observatory combines causal mapping methods with computational text analysis in order to mine beliefs and visualize opinion landscapes based on expressions of causation.  ...  Objective The objective of the present article is to critically examine possibilities and limitations of machine-guided exploration and potential facilitation of on-line opinion dynamics on the basis of  ... 
arXiv:1912.01252v1 fatcat:j5ssv4zzkbgfxkiamgyomudqky

What Do Chinese Entrepreneurs Think about Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of Popular Essays on Zhisland

Zhenping Zhang, Haiyan Yan, Jiayin Qi
2020 Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market and Complexity  
In this regard, content analysis, based on the popular Zhisland essays, may be applied to elicit opinions from Chinese entrepreneurs about activities, critical factors and intended outcomes within the  ...  Finally, a causal loop diagram is depicted to synthesize the coding results.  ...  Besides, not only does System Dynamics build models based on numerical data but it also emphasizes the importance of mental models, which entails the assumptions and causal mental models that guide the  ... 
doi:10.3390/joitmc6030086 doaj:381a0d16401e4ff0a10ddd8cc9bb2db3 fatcat:oa4xhbgk6jc5vio3jke7qxspqm

Comment on the Paper by van der Smagt

Markus Schwaninger
2006 Systems research and behavioral science  
In this dynamic context of collective sense-making both causal thinking and causal modelling retain their roles as crucial cognitive devices.  ...  With regard to Group Model Building, for example insufficient involvement of clients and a focus on representing rather than constructing reality is criticized.  ... 
doi:10.1002/sres.779 fatcat:a7qdnkydorafvmiicjha6i3ki4

From Structure to Dynamics: A Paradigm Shift in Social Movements Research?

DAVID B. TINDALL
2008 Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie  
Comments on Doug McAdam, Sidney Tarrow, Charles Tilly: Dynamics of Contentior Author-Meets-Critics Session, ASA Annual Conference. Chicago, 16-19 August McAdam, D. 2002a.  ...  187 the need to focus on dynamics.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1755-618x.2003.tb00258.x fatcat:55iny7shg5fbfkivthf65ipdfy

Neutral Theory and Scale-Free Neural Dynamics

Matteo Martinello, Jorge Hidalgo, Amos Maritan, Serena di Santo, Dietmar Plenz, Miguel A. Muñoz
2017 Physical Review X  
Such a neutral dynamics --similar to the one in neutral theories of population genetics-- implies marginal propagation of activity, characterized by power-law distributed causal avalanches.  ...  Importantly, our results underline the importance of considering causal information --on which neuron triggers the firing of which-- to properly estimate the statistics of avalanches of neural activity  ...  Vassanelli for extremely useful discussions and comments.  ... 
doi:10.1103/physrevx.7.041071 fatcat:pqqformu5vgkvmhkkkia3wqf2u

Page 146 of Journal of Infrastructure Systems Vol. 3, Issue 4 [page]

1997 Journal of Infrastructure Systems  
Since the mathematical equations are explicitly de- fined, the ideas are open to comment, suggestions, or criticism.  ...  The verbal model gives rise to a causal diagram that visually shows the impact of identified variables on each other.  ... 
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