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Best regards, Simone 2012/3/13 Simone Gabbriellini <[log in to unmask]>: > Dear List, > > I am in looking for papers where centrality and/or centralization > measures are used in the context of social sciences (with a preference > for sociology). > > I have found a lot of papers where these measures are described in > details, but I would like to receive some advice to select relevant > papers where centrality and/or centralization measures are used in > research context to support theoretical claim. > > Any suggestion is more than welcome! > > Best regards, > Simone Gabbriellini > > PostDoc @ DEIS > Universitŕ di Bologna _____________________________________________________________________ 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.