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Walking in Facebook: A Case Study of Unbiased Sampling of OSNs
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The goal in this paper is to obtain a representative (unbiased) sample of Facebook users by crawling its social graph using several candidate techniques, and introduces online formal convergence diagnostics to assess sample quality during the data collection process.
ergm: A Package to Fit, Simulate and Diagnose Exponential-Family Models for Networks.
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Ergm has the capability of approximating a maximum likelihood estimator for an ERGM given a network data set; simulating new network data sets from a fitted ERGM using Markov chain Monte Carlo; and assessing how well a fittedERGM does at capturing characteristics of a particular networkData set.
4. A Relational Event Framework for Social Action
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A highly flexible framework for modeling actions within social settings, which permits likelihood-based inference for behavioral mechanisms with complex dependence is introduced.
Social network analysis: A methodological introduction
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The fundamental concepts of network analysis are reviewed, as well as a range of methods currently used in the field, which offer a rigorous treatment of essential concepts and methods without assuming prior background.
Social Network Analysis with sna
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An overview of a software package which provides support for a range of network analytic functionality within the R statistical computing environment is provided.
network: A Package for Managing Relational Data in R
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The network package provides an class which may be used for encoding complex relational structures composed a vertex set together with any combination of undirected/directed, valued/unvalued, dyadic/hyper, and single/multiple edges; storage requirements are on the order of the number of edges involved.
Warning tweets: serial transmission of messages during the warning phase of a disaster event
Serial transmission – the passing on of information from one source to another – is a phenomenon of central interest in the study of informal communication in emergency settings. Microblogging
statnet: Software Tools for the Representation, Visualization, Analysis and Simulation of Network Data.
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Statnet is a suite of software packages for statistical network analysis that provides a comprehensive framework for ERGM-based network modeling, including tools for model estimation, model evaluation, model- based network simulation, and network visualization.
Practical Recommendations on Crawling Online Social Networks
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This paper develops a practical framework for obtaining a uniform sample of users in an online social network by crawling its social graph by considering and comparing several candidate crawling techniques and introduces online formal convergence diagnostics to assess sample quality during the data collection process.
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