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Dear Gohar Kahn,

 

In a study with Rob Goldstone about evolving citation patterns as indicators of cognitive organization in the case of Cognitive Science (at http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.0823 ), we use four-year moving aggregates in order to dampen the yearly fluctuations.  Co-authorship relations may be of the same type.

 

I would also include the latent dimensions of the vector space using factor analysis of the (asymmetrical) documents/authors matrix or community finding algorithms in the coauthor matrices (Blondel).

 

Best,

Loet

 


Loet Leydesdorff

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Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR)

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Subject: Longitudinal co-authorship network analysis

 

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Hello Group members,

 

Which network parameters (apart from density, degree, and clustering coefficient) should one compare when investigating longitudinal patterns in a network (e.g., in a co-authorship network of researchers in a scientific domain captured at a fix 10 years intervals)? We are interested more to see how the co-authorship network is evolving over time e.g., is the network becoming more/less efficient and/or effective? We are interested in capturing and comparing any parameters that can shed light on the evolution of the network (e.g., using UNINET or Pajek).

 

One another relevant question may be what should one consider when deciding on partitioning the network data into fix intervals? Lets say we have longitudinal co-authorship data from 1970 to 2012, how should we partition this data to best capture the network evaluation?

 

Any suggestions are welcomed.

 

Thank you,

 

 

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