COM 411

Today’s Dad Joke

One astronaut says to another, “I can’t find any milk for my coffee”

The other astronaut replies, “In space no one can, here use cream”

Housekeeping

  • Turning in R homework
  • Discussion Questions
  • Readings
    • On Brightspace
    • How to read academic articles

Edge formation review

  • What is an edge?
  • What is one reason an edge might form?
  • What is homophily?
    • Does your social network exhibit homophily?
    • What are some causes of homophily?
  • What is reciprocity?
  • What is an example of transitivity?
  • What is balance theory?

Edge formation review

  • What are foci of activity?
  • How do ties dissolve?
    • What ties have you seen dissolve in your network? What type is most likely to dissolve?
  • What is “tie maintenance” and what forms does it take?

Discussion Questions

Homework review

Thursday

  • Watch R videos before class
  • Work on Lab 2 during class