To clarify my previous post, I simply want to have
the author of the submitted article point to a brief description
of sna because the readers of the journal would not be familiar
with it. It does not have to enable the readers to do a
sna, but simply have a clearer idea of what it is.
My suggested addition to the article would be something like:
"Social network analysis uses a case by case (entity by entity)
matrix. The matrix is like a correlation matrix except that the
rows and columns represent cases not variables. The cells of the
matrix are distances, similarities, or links between the cases.
Since it uses this kind of matrix, social network analysis is like
cluster analysis, Q factor analysis, and multidimensional scaling.
A brief introduction can be found ..."
There is an entry in Wikipedia that I could mention, but I am not up
to date enough in sna to know if it is accurate, I would appreciate
it if those more up to date with sna would say the wikipedia article
is ok, or would give alternatives or supplementary cites.
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