Friday, January 16th, 2015
Student Talk Series: Tracy Sweet, University of Maryland, January 22nd, Olin 268 @ noon
Title: Hierarchical Social Network Models with Applications in the Social Sciences Abstract: The term “social network analysis” includes most quantitative methods for analyzing relational data and these methods are both exploratory and inferential. For inference, there are a variety of social network statistical models to represent the stochastic nature of network relationships. In this talk, I will present social network models that are written as Hierarchical Bayes models and describe how these generative models can be used in the social sciences which often involve multiple partially exchangeable networks.