from the book
Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek
Wouter de Nooy, Andrej Mrvar, Vladimir Batagelj
Flying_teams.net: 48 vertices (cadet pilots), 353 valued arcs (1 - qualifies
as a flying partner, -1 - does not qualify as a flying partner), no edges,
Flying_teams.clu: the (48) cadets' original eight (alphabetical) instruction
groups (classes 1 thru 8).
Flying_teams.paj: Pajek project file with the two files listed above.
complete dataset (ZIP, 1.8K)
In 1943, Leslie D. Zeleny administered a sociometric test to 48 cadet pilots
at an US Army Air Forces flying school. Cadets were trained to fly a two-
seated aircraft, taking turns in flying and aerial observing. Cadets were
assigned to instruction groups ranging in size from 5 to 7 at random, so they
had little or no control over who their flying partners would be. The
sociometric test was used to improve the composition of instruction groups.
Zeleny asked each cadet to name the members of his flight group with
whom he would like to fly as well as those with whom he would not like to
- J. L . Moreno (et al.), The Sociometry Reader (Glencoe (Illinois): The
Free Press, 1960, p. 534-547).
- W. de Nooy, A. Mrvar, & V. Batagelj, Exploratory Social Network
Analysis with Pajek (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004),
- Original author: Leslie D. (Day) Zeleny (?1898, President of the Midwest
Sociological Society 1939-40, (then) at Iowa State University).
- Data coded into Pajek data files by W. de Nooy, 2001.
1. January 2004
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