An introduction to strategic analysis of games on networks
This workshop will provide an introduction to the practical use of exponential family random graph models (ERGMs) for the statistical analysis social networks. In addition to a basic overview of ERGMs and their uses, the workshop will provide an overview of model estimation, simulation, diagnostics, and evaluation; analysis of missing and/or sampled data will also be discussed.
The workshop will be conducted via a combination of didactic lecture and hands-on exercises using the statnet suite of software tools for the R statistical computing system; R and statnet are freely available for all major computing platforms, and instructions on downloading and installing these tools will be provided prior to the workshop.
What you will need
- A laptop with R, Rstudio, and the statnet library are strongly recommended
- Please download the code for this workshop.
- You may want to download the slides for this workshop to follow along.
About the instructor
Lorien Jasny is a computation social scientist focusing on questions of public involvement in political decision making. She received her PhD training under the supervision of professors Carter Butts and Katherine Faust at UC Irvine and is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center at the University of Maryland.