Using the bipartite line graph to visualise 2-mode social networks

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Title Using the bipartite line graph to visualise 2-mode social networks
Author Alexander, Malcolm Laurence
Publication Title Conference Proceedings of NAACSOS 2005
Editor Greg Madey
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Notre Dame, Indiana, USA (Published online)
Publisher North American Association for Computational Social and Organization Science (NAACSOS)
Abstract This paper surveys the range of techniques available for the analysis of 2-mode (actor-by-event) datasets and proposes an additional option for visualization and analysis that uses the line-graph of the bipartite adjacency matrix. The nodes of this line-graph are roles or statuses conferred on actors through their participation in events or recognition of their group membership. The line-graph can be structured to have two sets of edges. One set of edges shows the connections between actors created by their common participations or group memberships. The second set of edges show which statuses (memberships) in different groups are connected because the same actor holds both. The paper shows how to generate the line graph using UCINET procedures but also assembles 2-mode data to show details in the line graph not readily available through UCINET procedures.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Conference name NAACSOS 2005
Location Notre Dame, Ind. USA
Date From 2005-06-26
Date To 2005-06-28
Date Accessioned 2006-03-16
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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