Research questions should drive edge definitions in social network studies
Lee, Alexander EG
Marshall, Harry H
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Carter, A., Lee, A. E., & Marshall, H. H. (2015). Research questions should drive edge definitions in social network studies. Animal Behaviour, 104 e7-e11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.03.020
Highlights: We consider sampling issues in social network studies. We argue that both proximity and interaction data should be used to build networks. We do not recommend assuming that proximity is a proxy for interaction. We raise broader conceptual issues regarding interactions and social organisation. We suggest that research questions should primarily determine edge definitions.
baboon, fission-fusion, group living, social network analysis, social organization
A.J.C. is supported by a Junior Research Fellowship from Churchill College, University of Cambridge. This is a publication of ZSL Institute of Zoology's Tsaobis Baboon Project.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.03.020
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/248378
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