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Hi all!

Although the article, mentioned by Brian is a platinum classic of the genre, I'm not sure if it's a good paper for jumpstart. Moreover, it uses pseudolikelihood approach, which is considered to be outdated now (as far as I know).

As far as I know, Martin Everett presented his approach to comparison of the same network in different points of time based on QAP which in my humble opinion is more comprehendible than ERGM. Can't find any reference though, but it was presented in St. Petersburg 2 years ago. 

But if you feel comfortable with all that maths, stats and simulations, you should go straight to the papers and tools of Tom Snijders & Siena team and Carter Butts & statnet-based papers.

Besides that I can suggest the following things on that topic (after a brief glance into awesome book "Studying Social Networks"):
Hope that helps.

Best,
Alex.



2013/11/25 Brian Keegan <[log in to unmask]>
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My favorite paper across all of social network scholarship uses ERGMs for comparative network studies with some fun findings about the similarity of congressional co-sponsorship to monkey grooming and cow-licking: "Comparing Networks Across Space and Time, Size and Species" http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9531.00118/abstract

Mark Newman also has a review of several macroscopic network properties in his 2003 review article (see page 10): http://arxiv.org/pdf/condmat/0303516.pdf (citation to: http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/S003614450342480)


On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 9:56 AM, Mohammed Abufouda <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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Hello SocNet,

 

I want to study the possible similarities between two networks macroscopically ( on the structure level of the network) and microscopically ( on the node level ).

Is there any related literature to start with ?

 

My aim is to quantify the similarities among two networks, e.g., social network at time T1 and at time T2.

 

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,

 

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