Australian Network Scientists Network in Australia16-17 November | 2016
A 2-day inaugural Australian Social Network Analysis Conference took place at Swinburne University in Hawthorn. How do you test if a friend of a friend is a friend in a social network? It turns out that different people having different propensities to have friends can look like that, even if there is no pressure to close a friendship triad. Dr. Pavel Krivitsky gave a presentation comparing different approaches for accounting for individual heterogeneity when modelling friend-of-a-friend effects in social networks.