Social Networks with Two Sets of Actors

Psychometrika, December, 1990, Vol.55, No. 4, 707-720

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Dawn Iacobucci

Vanderbilt University - Marketing; Vanderbilt University - Marketing

Stanley Wasserman

Indiana University Bloomington

Date Written: 1990

Abstract

Traditional network research analyzes relational ties within a single group of actors; the models presented in this paper involve relational ties that exist between two distinct sets of actors. Statistical models for traditional networks in which relations are measured within a group simplify when modeling unidirectional relations measured between groups. The traditional paradigm results in a one-mode sociomatrix; the network paradigm considered in this paper results in a two-mode sociomatrix. A statistical model is presented, illustrated on a sample data set, and compared to its traditional counterpart. Extensions are discussed, including those that model multivariate relations simultaneously, and those that allow for the inclusion of attributes of the individuals in the group.

Keywords: relational data, bipartite graphs, soeiomatrix, categorical data analysis

Suggested Citation

Iacobucci, Dawn and Iacobucci, Dawn and Wasserman, Stanley, Social Networks with Two Sets of Actors (1990). Psychometrika, December, 1990, Vol.55, No. 4, 707-720, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2692114 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2692114

Dawn Iacobucci (Contact Author)

Vanderbilt University - Marketing ( email )

Nashville, TN 37203
United States

Vanderbilt University - Marketing ( email )

Nashville, TN 37203
United States

Stanley Wasserman

Indiana University Bloomington ( email )

Dept of Biology
100 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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