Which model construction process works as a whole?
We plan on working in an applied way to build models, starting with data and using existing tools and methods, and reflecting on the process — without any strong guarantee that we will find the most effective methods for model-building right away. So, we plan to proceed with experiments in which we investigate the process of “model construction”, generally understood.
One example application is building computational structures from texts, though that’s a bit vague. In other kinds of modelling it may be easier to create examples quickly.
We got a good initial look at some ideas from Michael Betancourt, but didn’t end up going that much further. We had an idea of some concrete processes that we would like to model, but we didn’t get very far with those either. Noting these facts, it’s presumably a good time to regroup — and perhaps, rethink.