Group based trajectories of network formation and dynamics

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this paper, we propose the application of a semi-parametric statistical methodology called Group-Based Developmental Trajectory Analysis to studying the dynamics of social networks. We begin with a discussion of theoretical problems in network analysis that may benefit from this approach. Next, we describe the methodology and how it can be applied to dyadic network data as well as aggregated node level data. We then demonstrate the methodology by analyzing the Newcomb Fraternity and the van de Bunt student data sets. Finally, we conclude with a discussion of potential directions for further research. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hasan, S

Published Date

  • October 1, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 506 - 514

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0378-8733

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.socnet.2012.04.001

Citation Source

  • Scopus