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posted on 20.02.2018, 12:51 authored by Thomas Monks, Christine S. Currie, Bhakti S. Onggo, Stewart Robinson, Martin Kunc, Simon J. Taylor
This study develops a standardised checklist approach to improve the reporting of discrete-event simulation, system dynamics and agent-based simulation models within the field of Operational Research and Management Science. Incomplete or ambiguous reporting means that many simulation studies are not reproducible, leaving other modellers with an incomplete picture of what has been done and unable to judge the reliability of the results. Crucially, unclear reporting makes it difficult to reproduce or reuse findings. In this paper, we review the evidence on the quality of model reporting and consolidate previous work. We derive general good practice principles and three 20-item checklists aimed at Strengthening The Reporting of Empirical Simulation Studies (STRESS): STRESS-DES, STRESS-ABS and STRESS-SD for discrete-event simulation, agent-based simulation and system dynamics, respectively. Given the variety of simulation projects, we provide usage and troubleshooting advice to cover a wide range of situations.

Funding

This work was supported by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Wessex.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Journal of Simulation

Citation

MONKS, T. ... et al, 2018. Strengthening the reporting of empirical simulation studies: Introducing the STRESS guidelines. Journal of Simulation, 13 (1), pp.55-67.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis © The Authors

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VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

15/02/2018

Publication date

2018-03-06

Notes

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

ISSN

1747-7778

eISSN

1747-7786

Language

en