matthew salganik :: how many . . .?

Our "How many people do you know in prison?" paper developed statistical methods for measuring social structure in networks using survey data. Building on this work, we started a related project which will use our methodology to understand social and political polarization in the social networks of Americans. With new funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), we have included a 10-minute network polarization module on the 2006 General Social Survey (GSS).

Our original paper was based on a re-analysis of data collected by others. We would like to thank Peter Killworth and Chris McCarty for sharing their data with us. We have also made some of the data from our 2006 paper available. You can get it, as well as the documentation, from my datasets page.

The network polarization project team includes:
  • Tom DiPrete
  • Andrew Gelman
  • Julien Teitler
  • Tian Zheng
  • Matthew Salganik
  • Delia Baldassarri
  • Yuejing Ding