Weight matrices for social influence analysis: An investigation of measurement errors and their effect on model identification and estimation quality

@article{Pez2008WeightMF,
  title={Weight matrices for social influence analysis: An investigation of measurement errors and their effect on model identification and estimation quality},
  author={Antonio P{\'a}ez and Darren M. Scott and Erik M. Volz},
  journal={Social Networks},
  year={2008},
  volume={30},
  pages={309-317}
}
Weight matrices, such as used in network autocorrelation models, are useful to investigate social influence processes. The objective of this paper is to investigate a key topic that has received relatively little attention in previous research, namely the issues that arise when observational limitations lead to measurement errors in these weight matrices. Measurement errors are investigated from two perspectives: when relevant ties are omitted, and when irrelevant ties are erroneously included… CONTINUE READING
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