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Claire Gubbins has raised the matter of storing ego-centered data.
As usual, I have a paper on this subjet. In fact 2 similar ones, tailored
for SPSS and SAS. Even if you use a different storage package, the
principles are the same. Go to my website and you will find them.
1. One file for the respondents characteristics. e.g., the 845 respondents
in the first East York study. If you have stable summary for the
respondents' networks,, such as density, you can put it in here too as
each respondent owns her network.
2. One file for the network members and their relations with the
respondents, e.g., the 3930 network members and their 3930 ties with
respondents. They can be put together because each network member
"possess" a tie. Each record should have a unique ID for the network
member and the Respondent's ID. You can do summary stats BY respondent ID
(e.g., % kin).
3. One file for the ties between network members. I never got this far.
Barry Wellman Professor of Sociology NetLab Director
wellman at chass.utoronto.ca http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman
Centre for Urban & Community Studies University of Toronto
455 Spadina Avenue Toronto Canada M5S 2G8 fax:+1-416-978-7162
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