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Dear Jordi,

You may want to review Steve Borgatti's paper published in Connections -
"Structural holes: Unpacking Burt's redundancy measures." Here's a link:
http://www.analytictech.com/connections/v20%281%29/holes.htm

Best,

Corey


On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 5:21 PM, Jordi Comas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> Conceptually, a given node's amount of brokerage as measure by
> itsconstraint a la Burt's definitions seems the same to me as a clustering
> coefficient.
>
> In other words, for a given node, the constraint may be .5.  For the whole
> network, those constraint measures could be averaged.
>
> A weighted clustering coefficient would measure for each node, how much
> triadic closure is observed in its one-degree network neighborhood.
>
> Thoughts?  If there are differences in measures, is it due to networks
> perhaps having several components? Or isolates?
>
> A quick check using UCINET on a network I study shows that constraint is
> .89 and clustering is .27; the "desnity" measure the structural holes
> routine generates is the same as the clustering coefficient.
>
> But my basic question is if one wants to analyze the amount of local
> closure or clustering, is looking at average constraint and cluster
> coefficient a bit redundant?
>
> Thanks for any insight!
>
> Jordi
>
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