An introduction to strategic analysis of games on networks

Instruction by Lorien Jasny

(duration: 3h)

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

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.

Dates and Deadlines
April 1, 2014:
Workshop and presentation acceptance deadline
May 2, 2014:
Last day for early registration
May 28-30, 2014:
Workshops to be held
May 29-31, 2014:
Conference talks and panels