Module 4 Quiz
Graded Quiz • 30 min Quiz10 Questions Week 4
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Module 4 Quiz

Graded Quiz • 30 min Quiz10 Questions Week 4
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We have seen that in network science, it is assumed that networks are being produced by one of the following four different ways: random networks; scale-free networks; small world networks; hub&spoke / star network.

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As a first task in your new job, you take inventory of the social network of the company. You derive nodes and links for records of sent emails. What is one common way to scientifically test whether there is something special about your network?

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Why do we study random networks?

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When simulating certain kinds of networks to derive certain network properties (such as the average degree, or the number of triangles), one can use numerical and analytical approaches. What is the difference?

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When studying phenomena like the spread of diseases, the diffusion of innovations, or the virality of opinions, the so-called giant component plays an important role. What have we seen regarding how giant components grow from random networks?

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In network analysis, what does “preferential attachment” mean?

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What does it mean that something is distributed according to a power-law?

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We got to know a selection of stylized mechanisms that grow network structures that are typically found in social networks. Which of the following is true about them?

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When social scientists say that societies consists of small world networks, what do they mean?

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