Item description for Strangers into Friends: The Evolution of Friendship Networks Using an Individual Oriented Modeling Approach by Evelien Zeggelink...
Utterances like "Oh, we're just a group of friends" and "We don't have a leader, we're all equals" are often heard among members of a friendship network, but usually do not reflect reality. In general, friendship networks show recognizable structures, but how these structures emerge is a question seldom addressed. In this book, an answer to this question is given by the presentation of a dynamic individual-oriented model that explains how a heterogeneous population of initially unrelated individuals, (mutual strangers) can develop into a friendship network. The general elements of the model are developed on the basis of correspondences between the principles of object-oriented modeling, automata networks, and methodological individualism in a graph theoretical representation. Predictions of these models are compared here with data that contain information about the development of friendship networks in classrooms.
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Studio: Purdue University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 0.75" Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Publisher Purdue University Press
ISBN 9051702434 ISBN13 9789051702439