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Sociocentric networks, full or whole networks, are a network of one specific topic, group, or domain with a defined boundary. This includes capturing all direct and indirect ties among all the nodes to examine the position of each node in the network. Full network analysis aims to map the patterns of ties within a group. Sociocentric network analysis is not generalizable since the network is of a particular group.
In the example to the right, this whole network has 13 nodes and 26 edges. Every node has a connection to other nodes in the network, though some have more than others (please see Networks 2 workshop materials for more information on analyzing network structures). This is an undirected and unweighted sociocentric network.