First a general thought:
It would help if folks gave more info about their projects before asking
for help. Both Heather-Lyn and Olga's requests are sparse.
Second, as usual I have (co)written germane stuff on this topic:
Wellman, Barry. 1999. "The Network Community." Pp. 1-48 in Networks in the
Global Village, edited by Barry Wellman. Boulder, CO: Westview. [review
article, not methodological]
Wellman, Barry. 1996. "Are Personal Communities Local? A Dumptarian
Reconsideration." Social Networks 18: 347-354.
Wellman, Barry. 1992. "How to Use SAS to Study Egocentric Networks."
Cultural Anthropology Methods 4 (2): 6-12.
Müller, Christoph, Barry Wellman and Alexandra Marin. 1999. "How to Use
SPSS to Study Ego-Centered Networks." Bulletin de Methode Sociologique 69:
Haythornthwaite, Caroline and Barry Wellman. 1996. "Using SAS to Convert
Ego-Centered Networks to Whole Networks." Bulletin de Methode Sociologique
Wellman, Barry. 1981. "Applying Network Analysis to the Study of Support."
Pp. 171-200 in Social Networks and Social Support, edited by Benjamin
Gottlieb. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.
Wellman, Barry and Kenneth Frank. 2001. "Network Capital in a Multilevel
World: Getting Support from Personal Communities." Pp. 233-73 in Social
Capital, edited by Nan Lin, Ronald S. Burt and Karen Cook. Hawthorne, NY:
Aldine De Gruyter. [multilevel analysis]
Barry Wellman Professor of Sociology NetLab Director
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On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Haley, Heather-Lyn wrote:
> Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 13:57:59 -0400
> From: "Haley, Heather-Lyn" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Methods texts for egocentric nets
> To expand upon Olga's question, can people recommend any texts that focus
> specifically on methods which can be used to analyze egocentric network
> Heather-Lyn Haley, MA
> Special Projects Assistant
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Olga Mayorova [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 1:48 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: identifying weak ties
> Hello all,
> I would appreciatiate any help with techniques and instruments that allow to
> compare ego-networks on the presence and quality of weak ties.
> Thank you,
> Olga Mayorova