Ego-Network Inventory, Part 3
In Part 2 of this assignment, you wrote down the names of everyone in your
"A" list: people you know well and spend a lot of time with. Go back and look at
the list, and the information about it that I have provided, and write a short paper (3-5 pages) analyzing your ego network. Some things to look
at (these are just examples):
- What kind of people are in your network? Why are they there? Accident?
Plan? Is there a lot of racial, sexual, attitudinal and
- What are the consequences, for your life, of being connected to
this particular set of people. What if you had totally different friends,
enemies, roommates, etc.?
- How does the structure of the network affect your life? For example, if everyone in your
"A" list hangs out with everyone else in the list, is this helpful? Annoying?
- What kinds of things do you get from your network? Your interest in Phish,
perhaps? The taste in music? In what ways do things that happen to you come "through" your ego network? For
example, hearing about a job through someone, learning to love some musical group because
of someone, going on trips because of someone, etc.
Papers will be graded on their comprehensiveness and thoughtfulness.
Unlike the previous network assignments, these papers are confidential.
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||Revised: 17 January, 2000