Professor in Political Science and Computer and Information Science

David Lazer

social network

Journal Article
Political Communication - Journal Cover
Publication date: 
08/2012
Authors: 
David Lazer
Brian Rubineau
Carol Chetkovich
Nancy Katz
Michael Neblo

How do attitudes and social affiliations coevolve? A long stream of research has focused on the relationship between attitudes and social affiliations. However, in most of this research the causal relationship between views and affiliations is difficult to discern definitively: Do people influence each other's views so that they converge over time or do they primarily affiliate (by choice or happenstance) with those of similar views?

Keywords: 
social network
social influence
homophily
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