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The social contagion hypothesis: comment on 'Social contagion theory: examining dynamic social networks and human behavior'.
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PMID:  23341080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
I reflect on the statistical methods of the Christakis-Fowler studies on network-based contagion of traits by checking the sensitivity of these kinds of results to various alternate specifications and generative mechanisms. Despite the honest efforts of all involved, I remain pessimistic about establishing whether binary health outcomes or product adoptions are contagious if the evidence comes from simultaneously observed data. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
A C Thomas
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Statistics in medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1097-0258     ISO Abbreviation:  Stat Med     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-01-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8215016     Medline TA:  Stat Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  581-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.
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