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set of figures presents relations between participants in CEDRA events
(seven colloquia or conferences between 2000 and 2003). The main outcomes
of the investigation, which has been carried out by applying tools of network
analysis (see PDF guide), are described below.
total network of participants in CEDRA events is presented at the top left:
figure A; the following figures (B to D) are selections of those participants
who took part in more than one, more than two and finally more than four
difference between the figures A and B is most striking: the majority of
participants have potential contacts only once; they appear as extensions
at the fringe of the network. While these participants have only weak links
among themselves and with the rest, they in fact demonstrate a strong point
of the ‘arena’: the ability to draw in new researchers and other experts,
also from local contexts, in a series of events.
to the most strongly interlinked group or central clique, shown in figures
C and D, we recognise a pattern from within the project clusters (figures
to 6): the prominent representation of FORUM members.
CEDRA may be regarded as a reinforcing environment for these highly active
researchers in the community.
WIFO Manning 2003
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