9 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2007
Date Written: 23 January 2007
We describe a model of networks that is both useful as a descriptive model for how interpersonal networks form, and as a tool for agent-based simulations that require artificially generated networks. It uses a latent space technique, but simplifies the standard computation using a principal component analysis, with no perceptible loss in fit. We test the method using friend networks in a sample of junior high school classrooms.
Keywords: Social networks, link density, latent space analysis
JEL Classification: z13, c18
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Klemens, Ben, An Efficient Network Generation Method: Interpersonal Networks and the Distribution of Links (23 January 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=960730 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.960730