An Introduction to Exponential Random Graph Modeling by Jenine K. Harris

By Jenine K. Harris

This quantity introduces the fundamental strategies of Exponential Random Graph Modeling (ERGM), offers examples of why it truly is used, and indicates the reader the right way to behavior easy 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 used to be built to deal with the inherent non-independence of community facts, the result of ERGM are interpreted in comparable how you can logistic regression, making this a really beneficial procedure for analyzing social platforms. fresh advances in statistical software program have helped make ERGM obtainable to social scientists, yet a concise consultant to utilizing ERGM has been missing. An advent to Exponential Random Graph Modeling, via Jenine ok. Harris, fills that hole, by utilizing examples from public well-being, and jogging the reader during the means of ERGM model-building utilizing R statistical software program and the statnet package.

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