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MCR Model

MCR Model (version 1.9.0)

This model was originally created to study independence or dependence in multiple case study analysis. The aim of the model is to define when the researcher’s assumptions of dependence or independence on the cases selected for the study affect the understanding of these cases. The example that is featured in the model is that of the diffusion of innovation. In fact, the model is actually about firms that create and/or adopt a — not better specified — innovation. The assumptions on dependence or independence of cases should have an impact on the study of how innovation diffuses. Under what circumstances the assumptions of the researcher affect the analysis of the selected cases is the aim of this simulation.

Besides the model (NetLogo, v5.2), the files attached include sample data (csv), a document with detailed information on the model with graphs and regression models based on a specified configuration of parameters, and an image. From Version 7 in this repository, we added a document that specifies the innovation diffusion literature on which the model and relative article (not included here) are based — see Online Appendix 1.

Release Notes

This is version 3.1. (The original model 3.0 uses NetLogo 3D)

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at