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A guide to null models for animal social network analysis

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1. Null models are an important component of the social network analysis toolbox. However, their use in hypothesis testing is still not widespread. Further, several different approaches for constructing null models exist, each with their relative strengths and weaknesses, and often testing different hypotheses. 2. In this paper, I highlight why null models are important for robust hypothesis testing in studies of animal social networks. Using simulated data containing a known obser...

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10.1111/2041-210X.12772

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Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology
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John Wiley & Sons Ltd Publisher's website
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Methods in Ecology and Evolution Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
10
Pages:
1309–1320
Publication date:
2017-04-12
Acceptance date:
2017-03-13
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2041-210X
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685544
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pubs:685544
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2017-03-14

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