***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** I have a (hopefully simple) question about the operationalization of the Mutuality construct. My understanding is that Mutuality and Reciprocity refer to the same construct, the extent that a relationship between two actors is symmetric. As per Wasserman & Faust (1994) the concept applies to both unweighted and weighted relationships. That fits with my needs: as part of an empirical study of communication networks I've found it useful to differentiate between dichotomized reciprocation (e.g., Katz & Powell's Mutuality Index) and weighted mutuality. The challenge I'm facing is: I haven't been able to find any other studies that measure weighted mutuality. I'm turning to this list in case I just don't have the right "keyword" for my search. :-) Are there any standard measures for weighted mutuality? Is there a generally accepted term for weighted mutuality? Any pointers or suggestions are very much appreciated! Thanks, steven. -- Steven L. Johnson Ph.D. Student, Information Technology University of Maryland Smith School of Business http://www.wam.umd.edu/~stevenlj/ Thought for the day: How do you look up a word in the dictionary that you don't know how to spell? _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.