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Dear Marten,

You might ask Matthias Rau (JGU Mainz) for further information. See also his
forthcoming paper:

Matthias Rau: "Eine Einführung zur Bestimmung der Dichte in egozentrierten
Netzwerken unter Berücksichtigung eines alternativen Erhebungsvorschlags".
In: Gamper/Reschke/Schönhuth (Ed.), Knoten und Kanten 2.0. Soziale
Netzwerkanalyse in Medienforschung und Kulturanthropologie, Bielefeld:
transcript 2012 (forthcoming).


"The density is often regarded as an important structural attribute to
describe social networks. This contribution presents theoretical
considerations on density in context with ego-centred network analysis. In
the following, it introduces a commonly used method to measure density in
ego-networks and contrasts it with an alternative proposal. The paper
concludes with an outlook on future research."

He also starts off with Dunbar's number.


Linda Reschke  |

Universität Trier  |
Forschungscluster der Universitäten Trier und Mainz
"Gesellschaftliche Abhängigkeiten und soziale Netzwerke"  |
Universitätsring 15  |  54286 Trier

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marten Düring" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:45 PM
Subject: [SOCNET] Question regarding the human mind's capacity to make sense 
of network structures

Hi all
I am wondering whether someone could point me to research on the human
mind's capacity to map and make sense of (social) network structures
independently from any external tools. In other words: Up to which number
of actors and ties are we able to understand network structures fairly



Marten Düring

Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen
Goethestr. 31
45128 Essen

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