- Oct 2017
he ego answered questionsabout the closeness among the alters on a 5-point Likert scale. For pur-poses of analysis, a tie between alters was considered to be present ifthey were classified as either very or moderately close
Notice, the network is constructed through the perceptions of the ego. This is totally fine but it does require analytical attention.
I think this week's readings by Yang et al were really helpful in understanding how addictive behavior can spread through the network. A study by Cohen and Lemay (2007) suggested that there is a link between having less diverse social networks and getting influenced into drinking and smoking. It will be really interesting to see the results of this study. Especially, how the network dynamics might change since this is a egocentric network.