Steglich, Christian, Snijders, Tom and Pearson, Mike (2010) Dynamic networks and behavior: separating selection from influence. Sociological Methodology, 40 (1). pp. 329-393. ISSN 0081-1750
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A current problem in the analysis of behavioral dynamics, given a simultaneously evolving social network, is the difficulty of separating effects of partner selection from effects of social influence. In this paper we present a recently developed family of statistical models that enables researchers to separate the two effects in a statistically adequate manner. To illustrate our method we make use of a three-wave panel measured in the years 1995-1997 at a school in the West of Scotland. We are able to assess the strength of selection and influence mechanisms associated with friendship networks of substance-using adolescents.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||behavioral dynamics; partner selection; social influence; dynamic networks; friendship formation; substance use;|
|University Divisions/Research Centres:||The Business School > School of Accounting, Economics and Statistics|
|Dewey Decimal Subjects:||300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 303 Social processes|
|Library of Congress Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Depositing User:||Dr Michael Pearson|
|Date Deposited:||27 Apr 2009 10:53|
|Last Modified:||06 Dec 2012 11:49|
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