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Generalized Blockmodeling
Patrick Doreian, Vladimir Batagelj, Anuška Ferligoj


Patrick Doreian, Vladimir Batagelj, Anuška Ferligoj: Understanding Large Temporal Networks and Spatial Networks: Generalized Blockmodeling, CUP, November 2004.

After establishing its mathematical foundations, this integrated study of blockmodeling, the most frequently used technique in social network analysis, generalizes blockmodeling for the examination of many network structures. It also includes a broad introduction to cluster analysis. The authors propose direct optimizational approaches to blockmodeling which yield blockmodels that best fit the data, and create the potential for many generalizations and a deductive use of blockmodeling.

  • Completely general and very flexible treatment of blockmodeling
  • Actual blockmodels established fit the data better than those using alternative approaches
  • By emphasizing the specification of blockmodels in terms of block types there is the potential for continuous generalizations and the analyses of many different types of networks
In preparation

Pajek - the software accompanying the book

The Application sections in the book show how to perform social network analysis with program Pajek.  It uses a particular version of the software, namely Pajek3. Its installation file is available at Pajek download page.

The data sets used in the book

Each chapter uses one or more examples of social networks. All data sets, used in the book are avaliable at GBM data sets. After you download the zipped data files, extract the data files to your personal network analysis folder.

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