By Jenine K. Harris

This quantity introduces the fundamental strategies of Exponential Random Graph Modeling (ERGM), offers examples of why it really is used, and indicates the reader tips on how to behavior simple ERGM analyses of their personal study. ERGM is a statistical method of modeling social community constitution that is going past the descriptive tools conventionally utilized in social community research. even though it used to be built to deal with the inherent non-independence of community info, the result of ERGM are interpreted in comparable how one can logistic regression, making this a truly important technique for reading social structures. fresh advances in statistical software program have helped make ERGM available to social scientists, yet a concise consultant to utilizing ERGM has been missing. An creation to Exponential Random Graph Modeling, by way of Jenine ok. Harris, fills that hole, by utilizing examples from public future health, and strolling the reader throughout the strategy of ERGM model-building utilizing R statistical software program and the statnet package.

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