Network analysis JASP
This is the first time I have done network analysis and I have some doubts about performing these analyses and interpreting the results using JASP.
JASP provides an Expected Influence (EI) index. Is it the one-step EI index or the second-step EI index? I believe the R package qgraph provides both...
I am in doubt as to whether I should interpret it as an absolute value. For example, if the EI values for the nodes of a network are as follows:
Which of these nodes would have the most influence on the network?
In this case, I would say that the node with the most influence in the network would be node F (1.96), but I am not sure if the second one would be node L (1.69) or node B (-1.73). Due to the presence of negative edges in the network, I don't know if it should be interpreted in terms of positive and negative influence on the network…
And another question, can I know the stability of this index with JASP? I have seen that the program provides the stability graphs (using bootstrap options) for strength, closeness and betweenness, but not for EI.