(Mis)interpreting Networks: An Abbreviated Tutorial on Visualizations

This guest post was written by Payton Jones (payton_jones@g.harvard.edu), and is the abbreviated version of a tutorial published in Frontiers recently (“Visualizing Psychological Networks: A Tutorial in R“). Payton is a graduate student at Harvard University in the Richard J. McNally lab. His research focuses on the etiology of mental …

R tutorial: how to identify communities of items in networks

A problem we see in psychological network papers is that authors sometimes over-interpret the visualization of their data. This pertains especially to the layout and node placement of the graph, for instance: do nodes in the networks cluster in certain communities. Below I will discuss this problem in some detail, …