From: An Information Flow Model for Conflict and Fission in Small Groups (Zachary 1977).

An object lesson in following the gardenpath to see where it leads. Santa Fe Institute sent out their occasional news letter today, featuring a bunch of interesting work from all over the disciplinary map. One thing leads to another.

A primitive and canonical dataset for social science. This is all the data.

The data

Zachary, W. W. (1977). An information flow model for conflict and fission in small groups. Journal of anthropological research, 452-473.

Zhang, P., & Moore, C. (2014). Scalable detection of statistically significant communities and hierarchies, using message passing for modularity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(51), 18144-18149.