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FM One-step Communication
Read More »1.6 Matrix Applications: Communication Matrices
- Communication matrices provide a numerical method for visualising communication networks. Each individual in the network is listed along the rows and columns of the matrix.
- A “1” element indicates the sender corresponding to the row can communicate directly to the receiver corresponding to the column. A “0” means they cannot.
- By convention all elements on the main diagonal are “0”s, as it is generally redundant to analyse an individual’s ability to communicate with itself.
- A basic communication matrix is also referred to as a one-step communication matrix as it shows the communication allowed via a single “step” (i.e. direct communication).