Emergence of Power Laws in Online Communities: The Role of Social Mechanisms and Preferential Attachment

@article{Johnson2014EmergenceOP,
  title={Emergence of Power Laws in Online Communities: The Role of Social Mechanisms and Preferential Attachment},
  author={Steven L. Johnson and Samer Faraj and Srinivas Kudaravalli},
  journal={MIS Quarterly},
  year={2014},
  volume={38},
  pages={795-808}
}
As summarized in Table A1, this appendix provides a detailed description of the research method used to test the proposed hypotheses. The first major step was to collect observational and trace data from online communities. The observational data supported creation of a descriptive model of online community formation. The trace data encompasses the first 12 to 15 months of communication in 28 online communities that were randomly selected into a model specification sample and a model testing… CONTINUE READING
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