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Cynthia Gigučre <[log in to unmask]> wrote to ask:
My name is Cynthia Gigučre and I’m currently doing my master in criminology on a network of individuals importing drugs in Canada.
The data that I’m using are valued data that represent the number of conversations between all the members of the criminal group. I want to realise an analysis of the average distance between these individuals (Network-Cohesion-Distance) and I’m wondering if its possible to indicate the type of data as strengths (the data indicate the strength of relation between the individuals by representing the number of conversations between them, but it doesn’t represent the lengths of links between nodes as required in the indications from the Help section of the software).
So if I use theses data does it means that the strongest path (which is the shortest?) is in fact for me the weakest path because it contains the least number of conversations? If so, may I still use these data in this case? (I know I can use the data as adjacency but...)
The algorithm finds the # of edges in the strongest path between each pair of nodes, does it means that in my case it calculates the # of edges in the shortest path containing the greatest number of conversations?
Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.
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