Eliciting Agents’ Behaviour using Scenario-Based Questionnaire in Agent-Based Dairy Supply Chain Simulation

Utomo, Dhanan and Onggo, Stephan and Eldridge, Stephen and Daud, A.R. and Tejaningsih, S. (2022) Eliciting Agents’ Behaviour using Scenario-Based Questionnaire in Agent-Based Dairy Supply Chain Simulation. Journal of Simulation, 16 (1). pp. 58-72. ISSN 1747-7778

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A scenario-based questionnaire is a survey method that aims to identify the respondents’ decision rules using their responses to a series of scenarios. It is rarely used in agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS) with most researchers preferring a survey with closed questions as the data collection method. This is particularly true for ABMS studies in agri-food supply chains. In our paper, we design a scenario-based questionnaire to elicit the behaviour of agents in ABMS and apply it in a dairy supply chain case. Our findings suggest that respondents respond well to a scenario-based questionnaire as it relates more closely to their actual decision-making process. Furthermore, our experiment shows that the decision rules extracted using a scenario-based questionnaire improve ABMS validity.

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Journal of Simulation
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Simulation on 26/04/2020 available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17477778.2020.1753251
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?? agent-based modelling and simulationdata-collectiondecision rule elicitationsupply chaindairymodelling and simulationsoftware ??
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