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Thomas W. Valente

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195301014

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301014.001.0001

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Network-Level Measures

Network-Level Measures

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(p.128) 8 Network-Level Measures
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Social Networks and Health
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Thomas W. Valente

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301014.003.0008

Network level measures are measures calculated on the whole network and provide indicators of network structure. Eight network indicators are reviewed: size, density, reciprocity/mutuality, triadic census/transitivity, average path length, clustering, centralization, and core-periphery. The chapter then reviews two-mode data and closes with a discussion of network level influences on behavior. For example, how does density affect innovation diffusion?

Keywords:   network level, density, network cohesion, network indicators

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