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Zero Re-centered Projection: An Alternative Proposal for Modeling Empty Networks in ENA

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This paper examines the impact of having empty networks in an Epistemic Network Analysis model, that is, units whose networks contain no connections in a given model. These empty networks, also known as zero points, can negatively impact the interpretive validity of Epistemic Network Analysis spaces. In this study, we explore a change in the underlying mathematics and algorithm of Epistemic Network Analysis that we argue will make models easier to interpret accurately.

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  • Epistemic network analysis
  • ENA
  • Projections

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This work was funded in part by the National Science Foundation (DRL-1661036, DRL-1713110), the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The opinions, findings, and conclusions do not reflect the views of the funding agencies, cooperating institutions, or other individuals.

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Shaffer, D.W., Eagan, B., Knowles, M., Porter, C., Cai, Z. (2022). Zero Re-centered Projection: An Alternative Proposal for Modeling Empty Networks in ENA. In: Wasson, B., Zörgő, S. (eds) Advances in Quantitative Ethnography. ICQE 2021. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1522. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-93859-8_5

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