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Centrality I


Guest Speaker: Dan Halgin

 

Centrality refers to a family of structural concepts relating to a node's position in the network. Today's class will focus on the Big Four: degree, closeness, betweenness, eigenvector.

 

Topics

  • main aspects of centrality

Reading
 

  • Freeman, L. C. (1979.) Centrality in social networks conceptual clarification. Social Networks, 1 pp. 215-239. [pdf]

  • Forrest R. Pitts, 1978/79. The Medieval River Trade Network of Russia Revisited. Social Networks 1:285-292 [pdf] [summary]

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Study Questions

  • Are there any properties of networks/position that would not be considered social capital?

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