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Korean university life in a network perspective: Dynamics of a large affiliation network

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  • Holme, Petter
  • Min Park, Sung
  • Kim, Beom Jun
  • Edling, Christofer R.

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We investigate course registration data of 18 semesters at a Korean University to portray the time evolution of students’ positions in the network of fellow students. Apart from being a study of the social positions of students, the present work is also an example of how large-scale, time resolved, affiliation networks can be analyzed. For example, we discuss the proper definitions of weights, and propose a redefined weighted clustering coefficient. Among other things, we find that the students enter the network at the center and are gradually diffusing towards the periphery. On the other hand, the ties to the classmates of the first semester will, on average, become stronger as time progresses.

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  • Holme, Petter & Min Park, Sung & Kim, Beom Jun & Edling, Christofer R., 2007. "Korean university life in a network perspective: Dynamics of a large affiliation network," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 373(C), pages 821-830.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:373:y:2007:i:c:p:821-830
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2006.04.066
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    1. Dorogovtsev, S.N. & Mendes, J.F.F., 2003. "Evolution of Networks: From Biological Nets to the Internet and WWW," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780198515906.
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    1. Joel A. C. Baum & Robin Cowan & Nicolas Jonard, 2010. "Network-Independent Partner Selection and the Evolution of Innovation Networks," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 56(11), pages 2094-2110, November.
    2. Michel Beine & Paul De Grauwe & Marianna Grimaldi, 2008. "Networks-independent partner selection and the evolution of innovation networks," CREA Discussion Paper Series 08-14, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg.
    3. Li, Yongjun & You, Chun, 2013. "What is the difference of research collaboration network under different projections: Topological measurement and analysis," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 392(15), pages 3248-3259.
    4. Kostakos, Vassilis, 2009. "Temporal graphs," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 388(6), pages 1007-1023.

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