Indegree versus outdegree

Post date: Nov 12, 2015 7:24:19 PM

If you have a network of directed ties, such as "seeks advice from" or "considers influential", it can be interesting to do a scatter plot of indegree (# of incoming ties) and outdegree (# of outgoing ties). Here's and example with the "seeks advice" relation, where high outdegree means the person seeks help from a lot of others, and high indegree means the person is sought out for help by many others.

For a video tutorial on how to do it, click here.

There is also a text tutorial: click here.

You might want to think about who should be asking for help and comparing with who is asking for help. Newbies should definitely be asking for help. If they are not, that calls for a discussion with them.