A statistician’s view of network modeling

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This introduction to statistical modeling of networks is aimed at an audience that possesses mathematical background at about the level of pre-calculus but that may not be familiar with what statisticians do. After illustrating the concept of statistical inference, the chapter discusses this concept in two main contexts where network data are analyzed: First, when a network is observed, and the aim is to learn about the process that may have formed it; and second, when the network itself is the object of scientific inquiry because it is unobserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNetwork Science
Subtitle of host publicationAn Aerial View
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030268145
ISBN (Print)9783030268138
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics
  • General Computer Science
  • General Medicine


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