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Characterizing Whole Networks

Group cohesion and shape are both group-level (i.e., network-level) concepts. Group cohesion refers to the overall connectedness or knittedness of a network. Shape measures indicate what kind of shape the network has, such as core-periphery, clumpy, etc.
Readings
  • ASN Ch 9
  • Leavitt, H.1951 Some effects of certain communication patterns on group performance. [pdf]
  • Borgatti, S.P. 2006. Identifying sets of key players in a network. Computational, Mathematical and Organizational Theory. 12(1): 21-34 [pdf]
  • Borgatti, S.P. and Everett , M.G. 1999. Models of Core/Periphery Structures. Social Networks 21: 375-395. [pdf]
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