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Just for interest, the idea of like associating with like was more
recently called Tobler's First Law of Geography by Jacquez et al. Waldo
Tobler, in a 1970 article, set forth this idea (see ref.) There may be
earlier references, but this may still be relevant to the SNA context.
Jacquez GM. The map comparison problem: tests for the overlap of
geographic boundaries. Stat Med 1995;14;2343-61
Tobler WA. A computer movie simulating urban growth in the Detroit
region Econ Geogr 1970;46:234-40.
The idea that contiguity breeds similarity (or vice versa) was explored
using geography as a mechanism for showing that participants in a study
Muth et al. Birds of a feather: using a rotational box plot to assess
ascertainment bias. Internat J Epid 2000;29:899-904.
Renato Aristides Orozco Pereira wrote:
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> Dear all,
> Sorry about the very basic request, but could some one recommend me some reference papers showing evidence on "birds of same feather flocking together" in SNA?
> Renato Orozco
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