from the book
Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek
Wouter de Nooy, Andrej Mrvar, Vladimir Batagelj
Sampson.net: Pajek longitudinal network data file, 25 vertices (novices),
322 valued arcs (affect relations; 3 - most liked peer, 2 - second most
liked, 1 - third most liked, -1 - third least liked, -2, second least liked, -3
- least liked), no edges, no loops, five different moments (time 1 thru 5).
Sampson_T4.net: 18 vertices (novices present at T4), 33 valued arcs
(affect relations; 1 - most liked peer, -1 - least liked), no edges, no
Sampson_cloisterville_T4.clu: 18 vertices (novices present at T4), class 1 -
attended the minor seminary of 'Cloisterville' before coming to the
monastery, class 0 - did not attend the minor seminary of 'Cloisterville'.
Sampson_factions_T4.clu: 18 vertices (novices present at T4), classified
into four factions by Sampson (1 - Young Turks, 2 - Loyal Opposition,
3 - Outcasts, 4 - an interstitial group).
Sampson.paj: Pajek project file with all networks and partitions listed
complete dataset (ZIP, 2.2K)
The data stem from an ethnographic study of community structure in a
New England monastery by Samuel F. Sampson. The study describes
several social relations among a group of men (novices) who were
preparing to join a monastic order. The data sets presented here contain the
affect relations among the novices, which were collected by asking them to
indicate whom they liked most and whom they liked least. The novices
were asked for a first, second, and third choice on both questions.
The social relations were measured at five moments in time. The fourth
measurement (at time T4) took place one week before four of the
novitiates were expelled from the monastery.
Some novices had attended the minor seminary of 'Cloisterville' before
they came to the monastery.
Based on his observations and analyses, Sampson divided the novices into
four groups: Young Turks, Loyal Opposition, Outcasts, and an interstitial
group. The Loyal Opposition consists of the novices who entered the
monastery first. The Young Turks arrived later, in a period of change.
They questioned practices in the monastery, which the members of the
Loyal Opposition defended. Some novices did not take sides in this debate,
so they are labeled 'interstitial'. The Outcasts are novices who were not
accepted in the group.
- S.F. Sampson, A Novitiate in a Period of Change. An Experimental and
Case Study of Social Relationships (PhD thesis Cornell University,
- W. de Nooy, A. Mrvar, & V. Batagelj, Exploratory Social Network
Analysis with Pajek (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004),
- The UCINET version of
- Original author: S.F. Sampson (University of Vermont,
Dep. of Sociology
31 South Prospect Street, Burlington, Vermont 05405-0176, emeritus;)
- Data coded into Pajek data files (from the original book)
by W. de Nooy, 2001.
1. January 2004
Pajek datasets /