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Hi Priyasmita,
Could you clarify what you mean with an ego-network approach here? Did you collect complete network data through surveying egos about his/her relations (and ask everyone in the group about their relations with everyone else in the group)? I am confused because density, and transitivity generally refer to measures at the network level (i.e. for a complete network, although they can have ego-network variants). Degree and closeness is an individual level measure, but maybe you mean average degree and average closeness?
If you are comparing the electronic communication network (among people in the same complete group) with the physical communication network (among the same people) then I would think that the mean degree and the density should give similar results (either they are both different or they are both the same, as N is the same).
Best regards,
Filip

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Hi all,  

I have collected data about how people balance ICT and travel to communicate with the people in their social networks through an ego-network approach. For each set of networks i.e. electronic communication network and physical communication network I calculated the density, transitivity, path length, closeness and degree. The difference is evident in all the characteristics except degree.

 

Is there a theoretical explanation why the degree is same for both kinds of networks (electronic and physical) and not different like the other characteristics?

 

Thanks a lot

Priyasmita.

 

 

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