Fixed-margin sampling & networks: New commentary on network replicability

This guest blog post was written by Sacha Epskamp, Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of other authors on the paper introduced below.   The methodological journal Multivariate Behavioral Research just published our latest contribution to the debate surrounding the replicability of …

How to interpret centrality values in network structures (not)

For posts on psych-networks, I usually want to write about a topic for a few months, don’t find the time, and then a new paper comes along that prompts me to write up what I had in mind. For instance: A paper by Madhoo & Levin 2016 prompted me to …

APS 2018: Collection of all network presentations

APS 2018 — the conference of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco, May 2018 — featured many talks on the topics complex systems, time-series models, network models, and modeling intensive longitudinal data assessed via experience sampling. I promised to collect all slides I could hunt down, and want …

New “Psychological Dynamics” Facebook group

Sacha Epskamp had the great idea to create the public Facebook group Psychological Dynamics. The group serves as a central place to share and discuss news, blogs and publications related, but not limited to, psychological research on dynamical systems, complex systems, network models, time-series analysis, causal discovery and phase transitions. …

Network of conscientiousness facets: Costantini & Perugini 2016 J Res Pers

Giulio Costantini is back! After his dissertation “Network Analysis: A New Perspective on Personality Psychology”, and his two insightful 2015 papers “State of the aRt personality research: A tutorial on network analysis of personality data in R” and “Development of indirect measures of conscientiousness: Combining a facets approach and network …

Comorbidity network of depression & anxiety symptoms: Beard et al. 2016

A new network paper by Beard et al. entitled “Network Analysis of Depression and Anxiety Symptom Relations in a Psychiatric Sample” will appear soon in Psychological Medicine. I tend to think of the paper as a state-of-the-art replication of the great comorbidity paper by Cramer et al. 2010 who investigated …

Network Analysis Workshop: all materials freely available online

This year, we were invited to give a number of network analysis workshops for psychological data. Most of these I gave together with my fantastic colleagues Marie Deserno and Sacha Epskamp. The majority of the workshops covered network estimation, network inference, and network accuracy for between-subjects cross-sectional networks and time-series …