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Dear All,

I have got a set of networks based on different behaviours from two groups of Olive baboons, that are quite different in size. I would like to compare these networks using p* models, to see if, controlling for the effect of group size, structurally the networks of the two groups are the same. This is following a paper by Faust & Skvoretz (see: Here, a model was fitted to several networks of different sizes, and the p* parameter values were standardised and compared to give an indication of whether the parameters have the same effect in standardised terms accross networks.

However, I understand that there may be some problems with comparing parameter values in this way.

I was wondering if anybody can offer some advice regarding the use of standardised parameter values, or if there is another way in which I can compare these networks controlling for group size?

Many thanks!


Nienke Alberts

Centre for Research in Evolutionary Anthropology

Roehampton University

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