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Abstract Title: Network Analysis of Social Interactions in Laboratories
Abstract: An introduction to techniques of network analysis, based upon graph theory and statistics, is presented.  These techniques allow rigorous quantification and hypothesis-testing of the interactions inherent in social groups.  For example, the impact of stable intrinsic characteristics of individuals on their social interactions may be determined.  Some aspects of network analysis which are useful for physics education are reviewed, along with several examples using data from videotaped laboratory groups.
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