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CITATION: Friedkin, Noah, E. 1991. "Theoretical Foundations for Centrality Measures." American Journal of Sociology 96(6): 1478-1504.

AUTHOR_1: Noah E. Friedkin
YEAR: 1991
TITLE: Theoretical Foundations for Centrality Measures
SOURCE: Journal
SOURCE_TITLE: American Journal of Sociology

SUMMARY: Develops three new measures of actor network centrality that are analogous to those presented in Freeman, but distinct, and derived from theories of group process. The three measures – Total Effect Centrality (Degree), Immediate Effects Centrality (Closeness), and Mediative Effects Centrality (Betweenness) – are formally described and related to theoretical concepts in group process. The measures are compared using the set of unique 5-node graphs, which reveals that these new measures are complementary, and not overlapping in the dimensions of actor centrality that they measure.
 

REVIEWED BY: JRH

LABELS_FULL: 1991, jrh, reviewed, journal, centrality, measurement, total effect centrality, immediate effects centrality, mediative effects centrality

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