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Reciprocity, transitivity, and the mysterious three-cycle

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Reciprocity and transitivity are the two most important structural mechanisms underlying friendship network evolution. While on their own they are understood in great detail, the relation between them is rarely studied systematically. Are friendships outside of social groups more or less likely to be reciprocated than friendships embedded in a group? Using a theoretical framework that focusses on the situations in which friends interact and the social structures that stabilise one-sided frien...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.socnet.2014.10.005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
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Author
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Social Networks More from this journal
Volume:
40
Pages:
163-173
Publication date:
2015-01-01
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0378-8733
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English
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1113006
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pubs:1113006
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2020-09-23

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