Blog 5: Centrality Measures in Adolescent Research

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Node centrality measures serve as an additional way, beyond the visual of a graph, to understand social networks. These measures provide more detailed evidence about how the network itself, and the players within it (the nodes) function. For example, the eigenvector centrality metric gives us an idea of which nodes are most influential in the …

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Blog #5: Central

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As a refresher, nodes are identified as individuals or groups within a network that share links or relationships with other nodes. The centrality of such node identifies the importance of a node to the overall functioning of the network it resides in (Johnson et al.). Other measures of centrality used to describe the functioning of …

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Blog 5: Data Collection and Analysis for SNA

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Social network analysis can take place via name generators that ask questions regarding interactions of an ego to alters.  These questions are related to role-relation, interaction, exchange, and affective (values).  Once the names of relevant parties are obtained, name interpreters, in the form of follow-up questions, provides demographic and relationship information regarding connections between alter …

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4. Strike

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The term social capital has had its fair share of differing definitions, dating back almost 40 years. One major analysis of social capital came from Pierre Bordieu (1980), being “the aggregate of the actual or potential resources which are linked to possession of a durable network of more or less institutionalized relationships of mutual acquaintance …

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Social Capital in Networks – Blog 4

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  “social capital” refers to features of social organization such as networks, norms, and social trust that facilitate coordination and cooperation for mutual benefit. By and large, Robert Putnam’s bestseller, Bowling Along: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, argues that although Americans have increased in wealth and prosperity, their sense of community has declined (2000). […]

Blog 3: Social Capital

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Based on the readings for this week, the definition of social capital varies immensely.  The numerous views of social capital make it difficult to nail down a concrete definition.  Basically, social capital can be defined as those resources essential in social relations that promote  collective action.  We can think of social capital as links, understandings, […]

Social Capital, Bowling Alone, and #MeToo: Blog 4

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Are we really bowling alone? Are we really pulling away from communal living in light of technological increases over the past few decades? In many ways, I think a superficial answer to this question is yes… Putman (1995) discusses the overall decreases we have seen in Americans participation in communal activities such as volunteering, religion, …

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