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TRUJILLO, HUMBERTO M; MANAS, FERNANDO M and GONZALEZ-CABRERA, JOAQUÍN. Assessment the explanatory power of clandestine social networks graphs with UciNet and NetDraw. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.1, pp. 67-78. ISSN 1657-9267.
The aim of this paper is to assess the explanatory power of graphic representation by visualization of social networks. We analyze outcomes generated by the software tool UciNet and NetDraw, in order to explain networks outcomes using principles for effective interpretation of graphs. The internal characteristics of the major "jihadist" groups formed in Spain, are taken into consideration/account for analysis in the present paper. Our study examines the relevance of social interaction during "jihadist" militancy and the characteristics and implications of structure within a network.
Keywords : Social Networks Analysis; Jihadist Network; Terrorism; Visualization; Graphs Software; Social Networks; Graphic Methods; Software Metrics.