Understand Egocentric and Sociocentric Networks

Personal social networks are complex networks of persons or social animals. (No, whales and elephants do not have their own Facebook, but if you are intrigued, look at Animal Social Networks [KJFC15]!) Respectively, nodes represent people, and edges represent significant social relationships between people: kinship (remember the family treehere?), friendship, acquaintanceship, subordination, and the like. Some of the relationships are typically directed (subordination, some subtypes of kinship), and others are undirected (friendship, acquaintanceship), giving rise to the namesake graphs. They may have different weight (Distinguish Strong and Weak Ties), leading to weighted graphs. One can include ...

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