Latent Space Approaches to Social Network Analysis

  title={Latent Space Approaches to Social Network Analysis},
  author={Peter D. Hoff and Adrian E. Raftery and Mark S. Handcock},
  journal={Journal of the American Statistical Association},
  pages={1090 - 1098}
Network models are widely used to represent relational information among interacting units. In studies of social networks, recent emphasis has been placed on random graph models where the nodes usually represent individual social actors and the edges represent the presence of a specified relation between actors. We develop a class of models where the probability of a relation between actors depends on the positions of individuals in an unobserved “social space.” We make inference for the social… 

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