The Influence of Friendship Network on Graduate Student’s Research Potential
- 10.2991/icsste-15.2015.251How to use a DOI?
- friendship network; research potential, social network analysis; ERGM; postgraduate education
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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TY - CONF AU - Liu Xiao AU - Zhu Haozheng PY - 2015/04 DA - 2015/04 TI - The Influence of Friendship Network on Graduate Student’s Research Potential BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Technology Education PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1006 EP - 1009 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-15.2015.251 DO - 10.2991/icsste-15.2015.251 ID - Xiao2015/04 ER -