SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
12 - 4 p.m.

The workshop on network dynamics introduce the R package "Goldfish" that was developed to analyze and model networks using dynamic network actor models (DyNAMs).

In a recently published paper, James Hollway and his colleagues write that DyNAMs are

  • network models that allow researchers to control for and explicitly test hypotheses about observational dependence,

  • actor-oriented and conceive of network ties as the expression of actors’ preferences and available opportunities,

  • model coordination between the two actors involved in the creation of a tie,

  • more precise than existing panel-based models as they allow to draw inference from more granular time-stamped data,

  • permit simultaneous tests of hypotheses about weighted, windowed, and signed processes.

DyNAMs thus offer an alternative to stochastic actor oriented models (Siena) and exponential random graph models (ERGM).

The workshop will be taught in English.