By Jenine K. Harris

This quantity introduces the fundamental innovations of Exponential Random Graph Modeling (ERGM), provides examples of why it really is used, and indicates the reader how you can behavior uncomplicated ERGM analyses of their personal learn. ERGM is a statistical method of modeling social community constitution that is going past the descriptive equipment conventionally utilized in social community research. even though it was once constructed to address the inherent non-independence of community info, the result of ERGM are interpreted in comparable how one can logistic regression, making this a truly invaluable approach for studying social platforms. fresh advances in statistical software program have helped make ERGM available to social scientists, yet a concise advisor to utilizing ERGM has been missing. An creation to Exponential Random Graph Modeling, by way of Jenine okay. Harris, fills that hole, through the use of examples from public wellbeing and fitness, and jogging the reader during the technique of ERGM model-building utilizing R statistical software program and the statnet package.

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