Operationalisation of tie strength in social networks

February 6, 2009 at 12:00 am 1 comment

Ties' strength and weightThe method used to operationalise ties’ strength into weights affects the outcomes of weighted networks measures. Simply assigning 1, 2, and 3 to three different levels of tie strength might not be appropriate as this scale might misrepresent the actually difference among the three levels (using an ordinal scale). In this post, I highlight issues with collecting weighted social network data from surveys.

The content of this post has been integrated in the tnet manual, see Defining Weighted Networks.

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  • 1. esagor  |  February 6, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    This is a very nice overview! Thanks Tore.


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