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Lab Members Present Research at Sunbelt XXXI Conference

Published on February 15, 2011 by

Lab members Chris Marcum, Zack Almquist, Emma Spiro, Lorien Jasny, Sean Fitzhugh, and Nicole Pierski presented research at the INSNA Sunbelt XXXI Conference in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida.

Chris Marcum presented “Temporality Effects on Copresence in Egocentric Personal Networks,” addressing the question of how the time of day, day of the week, and season of the year affects how long people spend in groups when they are not at work during daily life.

Zack Almquist presented “Contending Parties: A Logistic Choice Analysis of Inter and Intra-group Blog Citation Dynamics in the 2004 US Presidential Election” (co-authored with lab PI Carter Butts). Zack’s presentation is a study of the dynamics of interaction within and between DNC- and RNC-designated blogs using dynamic logistic choice models.

Emma Spiro presented “Rumoring in Informal Online Communication Networks,” exploring rumoring about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurring on a popular micro-blogging service.

Sean Fitzhugh presented “A Network Approach to Pattern Discovery in Spell Data,” exploring how a network framework can be used in identifying population-level patterns in traditional life history data.

Lorien Jasny presented “Matrix Permutation tests for Two Mode Data” showing how the hypotheses of the QAP test can be applied to two mode data structures.

Nicole Pierski presented “A Comparative Analysis of Classroom Data Using Relational Event Models,” a project using a hierarchical extension of the relational events framework to explore conversational dynamics among students in high school classrooms.

 
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