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Evolution of Social Networks Among American Female Adolescents

Fujimoto, Kayo (2004) Evolution of Social Networks Among American Female Adolescents. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This study delves into the evolution of social networks incorporating both elements of Rational Choice Theory and Feminist Theory inside a Social Network analysis. Simulated data was generated by modeling American female adolescents as an instantiation of a more general set of theoretical ideas about the formation of gendered relational patterns. This study uses the methodology of Computer Simulation to explore micro to macro mechanisms and account for how individual social actions aggregate to generate macro-level network structures. This research examines generative mechanisms and explores under what conditions some characteristics of gendered network structures emerge and are maintained through time. Three AVI files (movies of simulation demos) and a JAR (Java ARchive) of the JAVA code are also included.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Fujimoto, Kayofujimoto@pitt.eduFUJIMOTO
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairDoreian, Patrickpitpat@pitt.eduPITPAT
Committee MemberBlee, Kathleenkblee@pitt.eduKBLEE
Committee MemberCarley,
Committee MemberFararo, Thomas Jtjf2@pitt.eduTJF2
Date: 16 January 2004
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 10 November 2003
Approval Date: 16 January 2004
Submission Date: 16 December 2003
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Sociology
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: discrete event simulation; Donna Eder's cycle of popularity; egalitarian friendships; evaluative gossip; feminist methodology; indirect aggression; JAVA; measurement of hierarchy; object-oriented programming; ranked clustered; Raymond Boudon's cognitive rationality; reciprocity; substantive rationality
Other ID:, etd-12162003-162441
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:11
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:54


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