Start: Sept. 6, 2006
End: Sept. 15, 2006
Place: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
This workshop presents recent advances in statistical models for social networks and their substantive application in social science, generally aiming at the interdependence between networks and behavior. Behavior is understood to cover not only concrete action but also attitudes, performance, etc. It has been widely recognized that the network embeddedness of social actors influences their behavior, and that their behavior in its turn influences their choices of interaction partners and thus the network, but statistical methods to study this mutual influence have only recently started to be developed.