How Many People Do You Know in Prison ? : Using Overdispersion in Count Data to Estimate Social Structure in Networks

  title={How Many People Do You Know in Prison ? : Using Overdispersion in Count Data to Estimate Social Structure in Networks},
  author={Zhihong Tian and Heng and S MatthewJ. and ALGANIK and Glynne Andrew and Elman},
Networks—sets of objects connected by relationships—are important in a number of fields. The study of networks has long been central to sociology, where researchers have attempted to understand the causes and consequences of the structure of relationships in large groups of people. Using insight from previous network research, Killworth et al. and McCarty et al. have developed and evaluated a method for estimating the sizes of hard-to-count populations using network data collected from a simple… CONTINUE READING
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