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Statistical modelling of the group structure of social networks

Aitkin, Murray and Vu, Duy and Francis, Brian (2014) Statistical modelling of the group structure of social networks. Social Networks, 38. pp. 74-87.

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Abstract

This research evaluates the identification of group structure in social networks through the latent class model and a new Bayesian model comparison method for the number of latent classes. The approach is applied to a well-known network of women in Natchez Mississippi. The latent class analysis reproduces the group structure of the women identified by the original sociologists.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Social Networks
Uncontrolled Keywords: social groups ; Latent class model ; two mode network ; natchez women ; bayesian model comparison
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code: 69104
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Apr 2014 09:43
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 03:54
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/69104

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