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International Network for Social Network Analysis

Subject: Multidisciplinary - Social Sciences


ISSN: 0226-1766



Networks of Canadian Business Elites: Historical Corporate Interlock Networks circa 1912
Strategic and Genetic Networking: Relational Endowment in a Local Cultural Offer
A Visual Data Collection Method: German Local Parties and Associations

VOLUME 36 , ISSUE 1 (February 2016) - List of articles

Identifying Fragments in Networks for Structural Balance and Tracking the Levels of Balance Over Time

Patrick Doreian/ Andrej Mrvar

This paper presents three items. The first is a brief outline of structural balance oriented towards tracking the amount of balance (or imbalance) over time in signed networks. Often, the distribution of specific substructures within broader networks has great interest value. The second item is a brief outline of a procedure in Pajek for identifying fragments in networks. Identifying fragments (or patterns or motifs) in networks has general utility for social network analysis. The third item is (..)

DOI: 10.17266/35.2.1

Who Says Networks, Says Oligarchy? Oligarchies as “Rich Club” Networks

Christopher Ansell/ Renata Bichir/ Shi Zhou

Departing from Roberto Michels’s classic analysis of oligarchy, we provide a structural analysis of the concept based on social network analysis. We define oligarchy as a social network that exhibits three structural properties: tight interconnections among a small group of prominent actors who form an “inner circle”; the organization of other actors in the network through the intermediation of this inner circle; and weak direct connections among the actors outside the inner circle. We treat oli(..)

DOI: 10.17266/35.2.2

Social Exchange Networks: A Review of Experimental Studies

Sabine Neuhofer/ Ilona Reindl/ Bernhard Kittel

This article surveys laboratory experiments on social exchange networks. The method of laboratory experiments is prominent in this field. The various theoretical perspectives informing the experiments are grouped into three approaches: the first, dominated by network-exchange theory, is mainly concerned with power and structure, the second discusses social-psychological approaches and emphasizes behavioral and psychological dimensions such as reciprocity, emotions and cohesion, and the third is (..)

DOI: 10.17266/35.2.3

The South Carolina Network Exchange Datasets

John Skvoretz

The article describes datasets from network exchange experiments collected at the University of South Carolina Laboratory for Sociological Research during 1989-1998. These datasets record time stamped negotiations between subjects as they seek to complete exchanges with one another.

DOI: 10.17266/35.2.5

The “Madre Sana” Data Set

Sabina B. Gesell/ Eric A. Tesdahl

The Madre Sana data set was compiled as a part of a community-engaged health promotion research study. The data set includes 150 actor variables plus multiplex edges between study participants (N=116 pregnant women) at two time points.

DOI: 10.17266/35.2.6

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