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> On Wed, 11 Jun 2003, [iso-8859-1] Annica Sandström wrote:
> > I am about to perform a comparative analysis of five different networks
> regarding their level of cohesion. Three of them contain about 20 actors
> each, the other two 40. Density as well as distanced based cohesion will be
> used. From what I learned, comparing cohesion between networks of different
> sizes is somewhat problematic since a low density within a large network
> might indicate a higher level of cohesion than a higher density within a
> small network?
i don't recall whether he took account of the need to standardize across
different size networks, but moreno was concerned with comparing cohesion
across networks. see
Moreno, J. L. and Jennings, H. H. 1938. Statistics of social configurations.
H. Russell Bernard
Professor of Anthropology
University of Florida
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