Homophily and Contagion Are Generically Confounded in Observational Social Network Studies

May 19, 2011

Shalizi, C., & Thomas, A. (2011). <a href=”Shalizi, C., & Thomas, A. (2011). Homophily and Contagion Are Generically Confounded in Observational Social Network Studies Sociological Methods & Research, 40 (2), 211-239 DOI: 10.1177/0049124111404820“>Homophily and Contagion Are Generically Confounded in Observational Social Network Studies Sociological Methods & Research, 40 (2), 211-239 DOI: 10.1177/0049124111404820 

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Cosma Rohilla Shalizi Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, cshalizi@stat.cmu.edu 

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Direct and Indirect Effects for Neighborhood-Based Clustered and Longitudinal Data

June 17, 2010

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Tyler J. VanderWeele, Sociological Methods & Research 2010 38: 515-544.

 

Definitions of direct and indirect effects are given for settings in which individuals are clustered in groups or neighborhoods and in which treatments are administered at the group level. A particular intervention may Read the rest of this entry »


Goodness-of-Fit Tests and Descriptive Measures in Fuzzy-Set Analysis

February 7, 2010

Scott R. Eliason and Robin Stryker Goodness-of-Fit Tests and Descriptive Measures in Fuzzy-Set Analysis Sociological Methods & Research 2009 38: 102-146.

In this article the authors develop goodness-of-fit tests for fuzzy-set analyses to formally assess the fit between empirical information and various causal hypotheses while accounting formeasurement error in membership scores. These goodness-of-fit tests, Read the rest of this entry »