Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Technology Education

The Influence of Friendship Network on Graduate Student’s Research Potential

Authors
Liu Xiao, Zhu Haozheng
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Liu Xiao
Available Online April 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-15.2015.251How to use a DOI?
Keywords
friendship network; research potential, social network analysis; ERGM; postgraduate education
Abstract

Research activity is a major part of academic degree education for postgraduate student in China. A long line of research has examined the influence of social networks on individuals’ behavior. This paper presents evidence on students’ independent research behavior in searching for new knowledge, as embodied in the friendship tie among first-year graduate students. We describe the structure of the friendship network as a whole and present evidence on the determinants of social ties. Finally, we examine evidence on the extent to which individual graduate student becomes a broker integrated into a friendship network significantly influence a student’s research potential.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Technology Education
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
April 2015
ISBN
978-94-62520-60-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-15.2015.251How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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