Chapter 8

Building Networks

There are many challenges to building adjacency lists or models to represent networks. Defining nodes and edges, making choices about what to include, and deciding how to sample from a large network are all important issues. This chapter will introduce methods for creating networks for analysis. Topics covered include issues in defining nodes for inclusion in the network and defining what constitutes relationships and relationship types, and sampling methods. This information is applied to analyze real-world networks and to see the impacts of different decisions.

Keywords

network sampling, relationship types, node types, email networks

There are many challenges to building adjacency lists or models to represent networks. ...

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