***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear All, I am looking for a measure which compares ego networks of different size. Here is the scenario postulated step by step: 1) The egos rate their ties (social support) with their alters on a 0-6 scale. 2) We are not interested to know the ties/strength of ties among alters. 3) We then want to know the average strength of each egos' ties. Here is a problem: So if one ego is connected to to 3 alters with valued ties of say 3, 4, 6 which sums up to 13 and 13/3= 4.333 is the average. Then there is another ego connected to only one alter with a valued tie of 6 and then 6/1 is 6 which doesn't make sense. How to resolve this problem? Do we have a measure to address this problem? Regards -- Dr. Kamal Badar Assistant Professor (TTS) HEC Approved Ph.D. Supervisor Institute of Management Sciences University of Balochistan Quetta, Pakistan. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__scholar.google.com.pk_citations-3Fuser-3DEdrXAn4AAAAJ-26hl-3Den&d=DwIBaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=RyvBVG2NF7QSHzsH1lE3Zv9UU2KkTmwHRVaDc89N6B4&s=aJ-4Cod96xFgxt5BBZpRKSJNJl3BzwF5GaKahOoetTo&e= _____________________________________________________________________ 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.