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Formation, Measurement, and Imputation of Social Ties


Abstract Network analysis is a key conceptual orientation and analytical tool in the social sciences that emphasizes the embeddedness of individual behavior within a larger web of social relations. The network approach is used to better understand the cause and consequence of social interactions which cannot be treated as independent. The relational nature of network data and models, however, amplify the methodological concerns associated with inaccurate or missing data. This dissertation addresses such concerns via three projects. As a motivating substantive example, Project 1 examines factors associated with the selection of interaction partners by students at a large urban high school implementing a reform which, like many organizational improvem... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Bates, Jordan Taylor (Author) / Maroulis, Spiro J (Advisor) / Kang, Yun (Advisor) / Frank, Kenneth A (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Applied mathematics / Social structure / Statistics / Education / Imputation / Methodology / Network / Social networks / Social sciences
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 132 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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