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Zachary,

My favorite article disecting CONCOR is:

Arabie, Boorman and Levitt (1978): "Constructing blockmodels: How and Why" in Journal of Mathematical Psychology, vol. 17(1): 21-63.  They show a close relationship between CONCOR and eigenvector decompositions under reasonable conditions. 

But, truth is, you should ask Ron Breiger directly.  No one knows more about CONCOR -- and its criticisms -- than he does.

-David
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On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:56 AM Neal, Zachary <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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SOCNET Colleagues,

Are there any published formal evaluations, mathematically-oriented discussions, or methodological critiques of CONCOR (convergence of iterated correlation; Breiger, Boorman, & Arabie, 1975)? I can find plenty of empirical applications, even recent ones, but I'm looking for any work validating or invalidating the approach.

Thanks,
Zak

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Zachary Neal, PhD
Associate Professor, Michigan State University
Managing Editor, Journal of Urban Affairs
Twitter: @zpneal

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