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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Marina Xismatullina
Peer-effect in students' online social networks
Master’s programme
2014
The influence of communication among students on their individual performance is of particular interest because it can help better understand the nature of the process of learning. This influence can be caused by peer characteristics and behavior and is known as “peer effects”. Nowadays online social networks play an important role in students' everyday communication so many phenomena, such as peer-effect can be found and analysed also in online social networks. This study focuses on how online peers of students affect their academic achievements using the spatial autoregression model. As a result this study shows that there exists nonzero endogeneous peer-effect. Exogenous peer-effect was not found.

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