Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Questionnaires for Measuring Social Network Contacts

  • Tina Kogovšek
  • Valentina Hlebec
  • Germà Coenders
  • Lluís Coromina
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_399

Synonyms

Glossary

Interaction Approach

Data collection approach where respondents are required to record all social contacts (interactions) in a designated time frame

Role-Relation(ship) Approach

Data collection approach where the criterion for generating a social network is social roles

Affective Approach

Data collection approach where the criterion for generating a social network is the subjective value of ties for the respondents

Exchange Approach

Data collection approach where the criterion for generating a social network is exchanges of resources

Network Generator

A question for generating a social network Name Generator A type of a network generator which elicits names of actual persons

Role Generator

A type of a network generator which elicits persons as social roles

Resource Generator

A type of a network generator which elicits persons who are in specific positions in a society or possess specific skills or resources

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Authors and Affiliations

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

Section editors and affiliations

  • V. S. Subrahmanian
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Chan
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)MelbourneAustralia