USING GALOIS LATTICES TO REPRESENT NETWORK DATA
FREEMAN LC, WHITE DR
SOCIOLOGICAL METHODOLOGY 1993, VOL 23
SOCIOLOGICAL METHODOLOGY
23: 127-146 1993

Document type: Article    Language: English    Cited References: 38    Times Cited: 8   

Abstract:
Galois lattices are introduced as a device to provide a general representation for two mode social network data. It is shown that Galois lattices yield a single visual image of such data in cartes where most alternative models produce dual images. The image provided by the Galois lattice produces, moreover, an image that can suggest useful insights about the structural properties of the data.

An example, based on data from Davis, Gardner, and Gardner (1941), is used to spell out in detail the kinds of structural insights that can be gained from this approach. In addition, other potential applications are suggested.

Addresses:
FREEMAN LC, UNIV CALIF IRVINE,IRVINE,CA

Publisher:
BLACKWELL PUBL, CAMBRIDGE