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...and if you forget the negative ties:
Jeroen Bruggeman, V. A. Traag, and Justus Uitermark (2012) Detecting Communities through Network Data. American Sociological Review December  77: 1050-1063.       http://asr.sagepub.com/content/77/6/1050.full.pdf+html
Best,
Jeroen.

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Amen on the need for more negative tie research. This article lays out why:

Labianca, G., & Brass, D.J.  (2006).  "Exploring the Social Ledger:  Negative Relationships and Negative Asymmetry in Social Networks in Organizations." Academy of Management Review, 31: 596-614.




Here are a few examples from organizational and political research:
Venkataramani, V.,  Labianca, G, & Grosser, T.J.  (forthcoming).  "Positive and Negative Workplace Relationships, Social Satisfaction, and Organizational Attachment."  Journal of Applied Psychology.


Smith, J.M, Lopez-Kidwell, V., Halgin, D.S., Labianca, G., Brass, D.J. & Borgatti, S.P. (forthcoming).  "Power in Politically Charged Networks." Social Networks, special issue on Political Networks.

Surprisingly, there is a lot going on with negative ties in schools (e.g., bullying, disliking). A recent paper is an example of this work:

Huitsing, G., van Duijn, M.A.J., Snijders, T.A.B., Wang, P., Sainiod, M., Salmivalli, C., & Veenstra, R.  (in press).  Univariate and multivariate models of positive and negative networks: Liking, disliking, and bully-victim relationships. Social Networks.
If done with the proper considerations for confidentiality, there is nothing inherently unethical about studying negative ties.
Anyone interested in learning more about what's happening in negative tie research can also join the LinkedIn group "Negative Ties and Networks".
Best,

Joe


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On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Edmund Chattoe-Brown <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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Dear All,

Although I am far from expert, it also struck me, reading:

Evans, K. M. (1962) Sociometry and Education, The International Library
of Sociology and Social Reconstruction (London: Routledge and Kegan
Paul).

that the routine collection of negative tie information seems to have
declined. For school children, I can see that there would be ethical
issues. (What do you do if you discover everyone hates Johnson?)

It is hard to see that these negative ties would not have significant
effects in real networks and thus that models not dealing with them
would be in some way inadequate.

All the best,

Edmund
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