Patrick Doreian - Reflections on Studying Signed Networks

jimis:2040 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Issues in Sciences, February 10, 2017, Graphs and social systems -
Reflections on Studying Signed Networks

Authors: Patrick Doreian

Despite considerable success, the balance theoretic approach to studying signed relations has encountered some serious problems, both substantive and methodological. The more consequential of them are outlined along with reasons for why solving them is critical. In essence, an agenda of research problems is laid out with many juicy problems to solve. These reflections, while setting a context in prior work, are far more concerned about looking to the future and identifying problems whose solutions hold the potential for transforming the field.

Volume: Graphs and social systems
Section: Issues
Published on: February 10, 2017
Submitted on: February 10, 2017
Keywords: Social networks,Structural balance theories,Signed networks,[SHS.SOCIO] Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology


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