***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** I am trying to calculate a measure of actors' relative weakness in a network by determining the power (or lack thereof) of the persons to whom they are connected. I see that the beta in the Bonacich Power measure should be set to negative values in zero-sum situations or "if the individual's power is increased by being connected to vertices with low power..." (UCINET manual). But, is it possible to use a negative beta simply to form a measure of the weakness of the persons to which an actor is connected (and hence have a measure of the actor's power)? I would hope to use this with advice, trust & communication networks. thanks Judd _____________________________________________________________________ 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.