Investigating the impact of observation errors on the statistical performance of network-based diffusion analysis.

@article{Franz2010InvestigatingTI,
  title={Investigating the impact of observation errors on the statistical performance of network-based diffusion analysis.},
  author={Mathias Franz and Charles L Nunn},
  journal={Learning & behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={235-42}
}
Experiments in captivity have provided evidence for social learning, but it remains challenging to demonstrate social learning in the wild. Recently, we developed network-based diffusion analysis (NBDA; 2009) as a new approach to inferring social learning from observational data. NBDA fits alternative models of asocial and social learning to the diffusion of a behavior through time, where the potential for social learning is related to a social network. Here, we investigate the performance of… CONTINUE READING