Journal Club Wed. Jan. 20, ODD and TRACE protocols for documenting models
The two papers I will discuss are:
Grimm, V., Augusiak, J., Focks, A., Frank, B. M., Gabsi, F., Johnston, A. S., ... & Thorbek, P. (2014). Towards better modelling and decision support: documenting model development, testing, and analysis using TRACE. Ecological Modelling, 280, 129-139.
The former paper describes a system for fully documenting agent based models (ODD) and the latter paper describes a system for planning, performing, and documenting good modeling practice.
My interest in these two papers is in what we can take from them and implement in a modeling exercise and curriculum so that we can instill in our students best practices for reproducible research. I will write a more extensive blog post later, but it seems that the latter paper about TRACE has a nice description that might make a good outline for a course on modeling and that I want to implement with my own modeling efforts.