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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?
Dr. Kamal Badar
Assistant Professor (TTS)
HEC Approved Ph.D. Supervisor
Institute of Management Sciences
University of Balochistan