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First Example – MyEgonet

For this ‘hands-on’ exercise you collect some first order egonet data about yourself, format into node and tie data lists (VNA format) and display it as a network diagram. There are two posts (section one, section two).

MyNames: Collecting egonet, network data (section one)

This exercise simply invites you to compile your own egonet dataset to familiarize yourself with the mechanics of handling network data. It uses the basic egonet data collection of a name generator and follow-up questions to create a dataset we label MyNames. Using your own egonet data allows you to connect social network research methods to a real world setting. ...

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MyNames: Collecting egonet, network data (section two)

This section assumes you have your MyNames data organised into VNA format. For good housekeeping [see … above] check that you have a Windows folder labelled MyNames (or similar) and it is the UCINET default folder. Task One: Read the (VNA) tie data into UCINET (DL Editor ->Edgearray1) There are multiple ways to enter tie data into UCINET. NetDraw can ...

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Suggests a 1.5 ego-centric network (egonet)

Collecting and analysing 1.5 egonet data: MyPersComm

Structural analyses of egonets are only interesting if we have 1.5 (alter-alter) data. We can apply the same procedures to these 1.5 egonets that we use with whole networks tomorrow. Ron Burt (Structural Holes 1992) developed a significant array of structural measures specific to 1.5 egonets. These are available in UCINET. We need to collect your alter-alter data and map ...

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