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As I read more about the social networks analysis, more questions arise
about the egocentric vs. sociometric studies.
I appreciate if you could help me with some of the questions I have.
I have a egocentric data set which I collected by using a
semi-structured interview with firms in two regions. My goal is to
explore the extent and nature of the technological innovation networks
in two regions.
1. In one region I have 22 firms (%50 of total identified firms) and in
other I have 67 firms (%70 of total). Is a sample size of 22 firms a
problem for egocentric studies?
2. I was able to collect information only on alter and ego properties,
ego-alter relations and their properties.
Unfortunately I couldn't collect reliable info on alter-alter relations.
Is it okay to have only ego-alter relations for egocentric studies?
3. I appreciate if you could suggest me any egocentric studies from
which I can get a better idea of usage of network measures.
Thanks a lot.
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Pittsburgh
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