Modeling and simulation takes training to learn to use, but not as much as you might think. Below are a few resources to help interested researchers and students develop basic computer modeling skills and knowledge.

AnyLogic tutorials – available for free at the website of AnyLogic, a popular simulation platform

YouTube – A number of good tutorials and introductions to the concepts of M&S are available on YouTube. Here are a few examples:

Why Agent-Based Modeling? Part 1

Why Agent-Based Modeling? Part 2

Agent Based Modeling and Application in the Social Sciences

Agent-Based Modeling with NetLogo Introduction

System Dynamics Tutorial 1 – Introduction to Dynamic System Modeling and Control

System Dynamics Tutorial 2 – Basic Definitions

System Dynamics Tutorial 3 – State-Space Representation

System Dynamics Tutorial 4 – Building State-Space Models