11.1 Getting started with network dynamics
11.1.1 Why temporality in networks matters?
Watch a video about the Schelling’s Segregation Model to understand the importance of understanding network dynamics.
To further explore the Schelling’s Segregation Model:
- Open http://nifty.stanford.edu/2014/mccown-schelling-model-segregation/
- Adjust Similarity threshold to 50% –> Record rounds
- Adjust Similarity threshold to 75% –> Record rounds
Schelling, T. C. (1971). Models of Segregation. The American Economic Review, 59(2), 488–493.
11.1.3 Approaches of considering time
- Accumulation of networks
- “Sliding window” (Gloor et al. 2004)
- with hisotory
- no history
- SNA measures adding ‘a temporal taste’
- time series
Gloor, P., Laubacher, R., Zhao, Y., & Dynes, S. (2004). Temporal visualization and analysis of social networks. In NAACSOS Conference, June (pp. 27–29). Citeseer.
18.104.22.168 Sliding window
22.214.171.124 SNA measures adding ‘a temporal taste’
11.1.4 Tools for temporal network analysis
Gephi supports the analysis of dynamic networks. This website, Exploring Big Historical Data, provides a useful introduction. See also the Youtube video below.
ndtv are very useful for temporal network analysis and visualization.
Here is a demo with R code (if you see random text, please save the file to your computer and open it again)