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It is common in face to face networks for outdegree to be significant with a negative coefficient.  This is due to the social cost of maintaining a link.  

Ian McCulloh

On Mar 20, 2012, at 10:33 PM, Shahadat Uddin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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Dear SOCNET Scientists,

 

I have a longitudinal dataset (at four time points). To analyze evolutionary dynamics for this dataset I applied stochastic actor-based models using RSiena. I found out-degree as playing statistically significant role in this evolution process (i.e., ratio of error and estimation is more than 2).

 

Is that mean those actors who have higher out-degree centrality values play major role compared to those who have lower out-degree centrality values in the evolution process of my dataset?

 

Please clear me in this respect?

 

Regards

Shahadat

 

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