|Title||Visual statistics for collections of clustered graphs|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Brandes, U, Lerner, J, Lubbers, MJ, McCarty, C, Molina, JL|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium|
|Date Published||March 5- 7|
|Keywords||acculturation., Clustered graph visualization, social network analysis|
We propose a method to visually summarize collections of networks on which a clustering of the vertices is given. Our method allows for efficient comparison of individual networks, as well as for visualizing the average composition and structure of a set of networks. As a concrete application we analyze a set of several hundred personal networks of migrants. On the individual level the network images provide visual hints for assessing the mode of acculturation of the respondent. On the population level they show how cultural integration varies with specific characteristics of the migrants such as country of origin, years of residence, or skin color.