***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** To list members, I am new to social network analysis. Can anyone please suggest scholarly articles that address the following questions? 1) In social networks, what tend to be the personal attributes of nodes near the center of sub nets and of nodes that are cutpoints? I would guess that "centrals" tend to be extroverts and to hold traditional beliefs about whatever topic the network is about. I would guess that cutpoints may be introverts and be less likely to be "true believers." 2) What specific measures (statistics) used in social network analysis would be appropriate to identify the social capital in a network, and what statistics would be used to measure distinctions between polarization and pluralism in social networks? Thank you, Bruce _____________________________________________________________________ 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.