***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Noah Friedkin's work on horizon of observability appears to apply... http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/faculty/friedkin/Syllabi/Soc148MA/Friedkin%201983.pdf Also, Jon Kleinberg's work on search in social networks based on local info... http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/kleinber/nat00.pdf Valdis Krebs http://www.orgnet.com Matthew Dombroski wrote: > > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** > > Colleagues, > I'm working on some research that evaluates how knowledge of a person's > social network decreases with increased path lengths between individuals. > Does anyone know of any work that is being done in this area or any > references that might help? > > A similar question that I'm looking at regards homophily. A clique of > individuals within a social network might be strongly related to each > other. But as we move to the fringes of that clique, individuals on the > periphery might share less in common with those who are central in the > clique. If we leave the clique and move to another one, we might find that > individuals in the new clique are not related at all to the individuals > from the first clique, or they share very few common attributes. Has anyone > attempted to quantify these properties and are there references out there > on it? Thanks, Matt > > ________________________________________ > Matthew J. Dombroski, PhD Student > > Carnegie Mellon Univerisity > Dept. of Engineering and Public Policy > Computational Analysis of Social and > Organizational Systems > > Cell-412-670-3880 > Work-412-268-1876 > Home-412-521-5118 > > 2130 Wightman St. Apt. 19 > Pittsburgh, PA 15217 > > [log in to unmask] > [log in to unmask] > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.