Unblocking the pathway to effective use of blockmodels in social movement research


Saunders, Clare (2011) Unblocking the pathway to effective use of blockmodels in social movement research British Journal of Nutrition, 16, (3), pp. 283-202.

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Key studies of social movement networks use block modelling to uncover movement network structures. Whilst it is promising to see mathematical sociology techniques applied to social movement studies, there are grounds for engendering a closer connection between these two fields of study. The mathematical sociology literature recommends, for example, that analyzed networks should be complete and relatively dense, some degree of deduction should be applied to select the ‘best’ model, levels of equivalence and / or error scores should be specified, and reliable and appropriate algorithms and levels of equivalence should be carefully selected. Some dilemmas involved in block modelling analysis are demonstrated through block modelling analysis of inter-organizational networking in Friends of the Earth International (FoEI).

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0007-1145 (print)
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Keywords: block modelling, social movements, social network analysis, friends of the earth international
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
ePrint ID: 183015
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2011Accepted/In Press
Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 08:15
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 02:24
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/183015

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