Clique Approach for Networks: Applications for Coauthorship Networks

Marcos Grilo Rosa, Inácio de Sousa Fadigas, Maria Teresinha Tamanini Andrade, Hernane Borges de Barros Pereira
2014 Social Networking  
Coauthorship networks consist of links among groups of mutually connected authors that form a clique. Classical approaches using Social Network Analysis indices do not account for this characteristic. We propose two new cohesion indices based on a clique approach, and we redefine the network density using an index of variance of density. We have applied these indices to two coauthorship networks, one comprising researchers that published in Mathematics Education journals and the other
more » ... the other comprising researchers from a Computational Modeling Graduate Program. A contextualized and comparative analysis was performed to show the applicability and potential of the indices for analyzing social networks data.
doi:10.4236/sn.2014.32010 fatcat:l4w7d5mryfae7aksphfjhbifya