A Statistical Evaluation and Modeling on the Social Transitivity Behavior
Keywords:Social transitivity, Social Networks, Sharing Behavior, Design of Experiments
Transitivity is one of the most important mechanisms to form a social network in a human society, but it remains unclear how such behavior is quantified and affected by some key factors, including the social environment and the participants' characters. This study investigates the sharing behavior based on the notion of transitivity and an experiment is conducted on a variety of populations from kindergarteners to teenagers. The key effects that have high impacts to the sharing behavior are identified from the statistical analysis of the experimental results. A mathematical model is built for the experimental results and its performance compared with other models is also illustrated.
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