# Network Inference from a Link-Traced Sample using Approximate Bayesian Computation

@article{Davis2017NetworkIF, title={Network Inference from a Link-Traced Sample using Approximate Bayesian Computation}, author={Jack Davis and Steven K. Thompson}, journal={ArXiv}, year={2017}, volume={abs/1701.03861} }

We present a new inference method based on approximate Bayesian computation for estimating parameters governing an entire network based on link-traced samples of that network. To do this, we first take summary statistics from an observed link-traced network sample, such as a recruitment network of subjects in a hard-to-reach population. Then we assume prior distributions, such as multivariate uniform, for the distribution of some parameters governing the structure of the network and behaviour…

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