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dc.contributor.authorO'Malley, James James
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-30T20:33:38Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationO'Malley, A James. 2013. The analysis of social network data: an exciting frontier for statisticians. Statistics in Medicine 32(4): 539-555.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0277-6715en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10594373
dc.description.abstractThe catalyst for this paper is the recent interest in the relationship between social networks and an individual's health, which has arisen following a series of papers by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler on person- to-person spread of health behaviors. In this issue, they provide a detailed explanation of their methods that offers insights, justifications, and responses to criticisms [1]. In this paper, we introduce some of the key statistical methods used in social network analysis and indicate where those used by Christakis and Fowler (CF) fit into the general framework. The intent is to provide the background necessary for readers to be able to make their own evaluation of the work by CF and understand the challenges of research involving social networks. We entertain possible solutions to some of the difficulties encountered in accounting for confounding effects in analyses of peer effects and provide comments on the contributions of CF.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltden_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1002/sim.5630en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3553267/pdf/en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectChristakis–Fowleren_US
dc.subjectdyaden_US
dc.subjectnetworken_US
dc.subjectpeer effecten_US
dc.subjectrelationshipen_US
dc.subjectsocial influenceen_US
dc.subjectsocial selectionen_US
dc.titleThe analysis of social network data: an exciting frontier for statisticiansen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalStatistics in Medicineen_US
dash.depositing.authorO'Malley, James James
dc.date.available2013-04-30T20:33:38Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/sim.5630*
dash.contributor.affiliatedO'Malley, James


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