One-Mode Data

Social network analysis deals with the analysis of sets of nodes (actors, individuals, vectors) and ties (edges, arcs, relationship) that make up (social) systems. In this context, a mode describes such a set of node data. One-mode data describe a network in which only one type of relationship is represented. Multiple modes can exist in one social network data set, but most of the social network research uses one-mode data or converts multiple-mode data into one-mode data for analysis. Both are discussed in this entry.


A mode can be defined as a type of node that is being studied. Hence, one-mode data describe data that include only one type of node. For instance, this could be a data set that includes data about students in a ...

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