Inspirational Priming and the Bandwagon Effect on Reddit

GitHub Repository: https://github.com/d141/Contagious-Inspiration Notebook: https://github.com/d141/Contagious-Inspiration/blob/main/Train_Inspiration.ipynb David Van Anda Indiana University Introduction The Bandwagon Effect was first described by Sundar et al. in 2008.[1,2] In their studies, they show that feedback about products from other people will influence an individual’s decision to purchase. This usually comes in the form of ratings and/or reviews. Prior to theContinue reading “Inspirational Priming and the Bandwagon Effect on Reddit”

The National Hockey League as a Transaction Network: Part 3

For some background on the project, see Part 1. For details on the data and methods, see Part 2. In Part 3, I’ll present some results and go over what can be done to expand on the idea. Results and Findings Overview     There were no network characteristics that differed among winning teams in aContinue reading “The National Hockey League as a Transaction Network: Part 3”

The National Hockey League as a Transaction Network: Part 2

For some background, check out Part 1. The contribution of this study will be to identify trading strategies that outperform or underperform what would be expected if there was no difference between strategy effectiveness. This will be achieved first by constructing the NHL as a transaction network and then by establishing a series of metricsContinue reading “The National Hockey League as a Transaction Network: Part 2”

The National Hockey League as a Transaction Network: Part 1

Throughout the sports world some organizations have a reputation for growing and grooming players from within. In soccer, this can be through youth academies. In the MLB or NHL, this could be through minor league affiliations. In the NFL or NBA this could be through NCAA pipelines. Is this an effective strategy? It seems inContinue reading “The National Hockey League as a Transaction Network: Part 1”