Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

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| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Quality of Social Network Data

  • Germà Coenders
  • Tina Kogovšek
  • Valentina Hlebec
  • Lluís Coromina
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_398-1

Synonyms

Glossary

Accuracy

Extent to which the perceived (cognitive) network corresponds to the “actual” (behavioral) network

Attenuation

Extent to which relationships among variables are lower than they should be as a result of measurement error

Cognitive Interview

In-depth interview conducted with the aim of understanding the mental process through which the respondent understands the question and produces the answer

Measurement

Assignment of numbers to objects according to rules

Measurement Error

Discrepancy between a true and observed characteristic. It may be random (lack of reliability) or systematic (lack of validity)

Operationalization

Assignment of empirical indicators (e.g., survey questions) to a theoretical variable to be measured

Pearson Correlation Coefficient

Statistical measure of association between two numeric variables which are assumed to be linearly related, ranging from 1 (perfect linear positive relationship) to −1 (perfect linear...

Keywords

Attenuation Line Production Cantril 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Germà Coenders
    • 1
  • Tina Kogovšek
    • 2
  • Valentina Hlebec
    • 3
  • Lluís Coromina
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of GironaGironaSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia