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Ego Network Analysis

Ego network analysis refers to the analysis of ego nets -- the cloud of actors and relationships around a focal person. Ego network data can be collected via a personal network research design (in which the whole network is not collected) or extracted from data collected via a whole network design. 


Topics

  • Individual social capital

  • Egonet composition

  • Egonet strength

  • Egonet heterogeneity

  • Homophily

  • Data collection

Readings
 

  • Lin, N. Building a network theory of social capital. [html]
  • Borgatti, Jones and Everett. 1998. Network measures of social capital.Connections 21(2) [html]
  • Marsden, P.V. 1988. Homogeneity in confiding relations. Social Networks 10: 57-76. [pdf]
Slides

Handout

  • A socnet discussion on the origins of the term "social capital" [html]
  Data

Exercises

Additional Readings

Old Videos

  • Brief introduction to personal network analysis [mp4]
  • Ego network analysis (13 Apr 2012) [part 1] [part 2]

Old Slides


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