Research Methods and Procedures
Pp. 68-102 (35)
Seifedine Kadry and Mohammed Z. Al-Taie
In this chapter, we are going to apply specific techniques of SNA to analyze
the BX-dataset (The data that was crawled from the Book Crossing website in 2004)
(Fig. 19) and dig out some results such as most positively-rated books (most popular
books) and most active users and so on. Then, we are going to conduct the analysis of
the user-user network, a sub-network that generates from partitioning the userpreference
network. The analysis will take us to apply techniques related to centrality
degrees to discover most important figures in that sub-network, in addition to the egonetwork
analysis and the m-slice analysis.
Affiliation networks, network analysis, centrality measures, ego
network, brokerage roles, m-slice analysis, Centrality measures, Network
visualization, network partitioning, user-preference, nodes, degree, Statistical
analysis, Mother-network, Data pre-processing, Bookcrossing.
School of Engineering American university of the Middle East Kuwait