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How Modeling Can Go Wrong Some Cautions and Caveats on the Use of Models

by Mehdi F.Harandi (3/10/2013)

Modeling and simulation clearly have an upside. My discussion here will deal with the inevitable downside of modeling—the sort of things that can go wrong. It will set out a taxonomy for the pathology of models—a catalogue of the various ways in which model contrivance can go awry. In the course of that discussion, I also call on some of my past experience with models and their vulnerabilities. (N. Rescher, 2013)