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Reciprocity, multiplexity, and exchange: Measures

Skvoretz, J and Agneessens, F (2007) Reciprocity, multiplexity, and exchange: Measures Quality and Quantity, 41 (3). pp. 341-357.

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We introduce measures and statistical tests for multiplexity and exchange that are modeled on similar ideas developed for reciprocity quite early in the history of social network research. As properties of a multi-relation network, multiplexity, and exchange have almost as ancient a history as reciprocity, but have not been as intensively investigated from a methodological perspective. Multiplexity refers to the extent to which two ties, for example, advice and friendship, coincide over population; that is, do respondents name the same people as friends as the persons they nominate as individuals from who they seek advice. Exchange refers to the extent to which a tie of one type directed from person i to person j is returned by a tie of another type from j to i. We conceive of the current paper as the first part of a two-part paper, wherein the second part explores specific theoretical models for multiplexity and exchange. © Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2007.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors : Skvoretz, J and Agneessens, F
Date : 1 June 2007
DOI : 10.1007/s11135-006-9005-y
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:54
Last Modified : 05 Dec 2019 14:15

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