Methods: Network Analysis; Causal Inference; Bayesian Analysis
Applications: Inequality and Social Policy; Health; Organizations
An, Weihua and Shawn Bauldry. 2022. Methodological Advances in Quantitative Social Science. The 50th Anniversary Series of Social Science Research. (In Process)
An, Weihua. 2021. New Quantitative Approaches to Studying Social Inequality. Sociological Methods and Research 50(3).
An, Weihua, Matthew Brashears, and Cathryn Johnson. 2020. Social Networks and Social Psychology. Social Psychology Quarterly 83(4).
An, Weihua. 2022. "Comparing Egocentric and Sociocentric Centrality Measures in Directed Networks." Sociological Methods and Research. (Forthcoming) [Replication]
An, Weihua, Roberson Beauvile, and Benjamin Rosche. 2022. "Causal Network Analysis." Annual Review of Sociology 48: 23-41.
An, Weihua. 2022. "You Said, They Said: A Framework on Informant Accuracy with Application to Studying Self-Reports and Peer-Reports." Social Networks 70: 187-197.
An, Weihua. 2022. "Friendship Network Formation in Chinese Middle Schools: Patterns of Inequality and Homophily." Social Networks 68: 218-228.
An, Weihua. 2021. "A Tale of Twin-Dependence: A New Multivariate Regression Model and an FGLS Estimator for Analyzing Outcomes with Network Dependence." Sociological Methods and Research. (Forthcoming)
An, Weihua, Matthew Brashears, and Cathryn Johnson. 2020. "The Nearness between Us, and the Space within Ourselves." Social Psychology Quarterly 83(4): 315–318.
An, Weihua. 2016. "Fitting ERGMs on Big Networks." Social Science Research 59: 107-119. (Special issue on Big Data in the Social Sciences)
An, Weihua. 2016. "On the Directionality Test of Peer Effects in Social Networks." Sociological Methods and Research 45(4): 635-650.
An, Weihua and Yu-Hsin Liu. 2016. "keyplayer: An R package for Locating Key Players in Social Networks." The R Journal 8(1): 257-268.
An, Weihua. 2015. "Instrumental Variables Estimates of Peer Effects in Social Networks." Social Science Research 50: 382-394.
An, Weihua. 2015. "Multilevel Meta Network Analysis with Application to Studying Network Dynamics of Network Interventions." Social Networks 43: 48-56.
An, Weihua and Long Doan. 2015. "Health Surveillance through Social Networks." Social Networks 42: 8-17.
An, Weihua and Sam Schramski. 2015. "Analysis of Contested Reports in Exchange Networks Based on Actors' Credibility." Social Networks 40: 25-33.
An, Weihua and William McConnell. 2015. "The Origins of Asymmetric Ties in Friendship Networks: From Status Differential to Self-perceived Centrality." Network Science 3(2): 269-292.
An, Weihua. 2011. "Models and Methods to Identify Peer Effects." Pp. 514-532 in The Sage Handbook of Social Network Analysis, edited by John Scott and Peter J. Carrington. London: The Sage Publications. (Invited Paper)
An, Weihua and Tyler J. VanderWeele. 2022. "Opening the Blackbox of Treatment Interference: Tracing Treatment Diffusion through Network Analysis." Sociological Methods and Research 51(1): 141–164.
An, Weihua and Adam Glynn. 2021. "Treatment Effect Deviation as an Alternative to Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition for Studying Social Inequality." Sociological Methods and Research 50(3): 1006-1033.
An, Weihua. 2018. "Causal Inference with Networked Treatment Diffusion." Sociological Methodology 48: 152-181.
An, Weihua and Ying Ding. 2018. "The Landscape of Causal Inference: Perspective from Citation Network Analysis." The American Statistician 72(3): 265-277.
An, Weihua and Christopher Winship. 2017. "Causal Inference in Panel Data with Application to Estimating Race-of-Interviewer Effects in the General Social Survey." Sociological Methods and Research 46(1): 68-102. (Special issue on General Social Survey, edited by Michael Hout)
An, Weihua and Xuefu Wang. 2016. "LARF: Instrumental Variable Estimation of Causal Effects through Local Average Response Functions." Journal of Statistical Software 71(1): 1-13.
VanderWeele, Tyler J. and Weihua An. 2013. "Social Networks and Causal Inference." Pp. 353-374 in Handbook of Causal Analysis for Social Research, edited by Stephen Morgan. New York: Springer. (Invited Paper)
An, Weihua. 2010. "Bayesian Propensity Score Estimators: Incorporating Uncertainties in Propensity Scores into Causal Inference." Sociological Methodology 40: 151-189.
Inequality and Social Policy
An, Weihua. 2021. "Fear Not Scarcity but Inequality, Not Poverty but Instability." Sociological Methods and Research 50(3): 939-943.
An, Weihua and Bruce Western. 2019. "Social Capital in the Creation of Cultural Capital: Family Structure, Neighborhood Cohesion, and Extracurricular Participation." Social Science Research 81: 192-208.
An, Weihua and Maoliang Ye. 2017. "Mind the Gap: Disparity in Redistributive Preference between Political Elites and the Public in China." European Journal of Political Economy 50: 75-91.
An, Weihua and Yesola Kweon. 2017. "Do Higher Government Wages Induce Less Corruption? Cross-Country Panel Evidence." Journal of Policy Modeling 39(5): 809-826.
Yuan, Yue and Weihua An. 2017. "Context, Network, and Adolescent Perceived Risk." Social Science Research 62: 378-393.
Desmond, Matthew and Weihua An. 2015. "Neighborhood and Network Disadvantage among Urban Renters." Sociological Science 2: 329-350.
Desmond, Matthew, Weihua An, Richelle Winkler, and Thomas Ferriss. 2013. "Evicting Children." Social Forces 92(1): 303-327.
Software and Code
An, Weihua. 2021. "fglsnet: A Feasible Generalized Least Squares Estimator for Regression Analysis of Outcomes with Network Dependence." An R package available on CRAN.
An, Weihua and Yu-Hsin Liu. 2015. "keyplayer: Locating Key Players in Social Networks." An R package available on CRAN.
An, Weihua. 2014. "Credibility: Addressing Contested Reports in Exchange Networks Based on Actors' Credibility." R code to implement the methods proposed in An and Schramski (2015).
An, Weihua and Xuefu Wang. 2013. "LARF: Local Average Response Functions for Instrumental Variable Estimation of Treatment Effects." An R package available on CRAN.
An, Weihua, Huizi Xu, and Zhida Zheng. 2013. "IUPS: Incorporating Uncertainties in Propensity Scores." An R package available on CRAN.