The diagram below presents a network visualization of all EcoTypes axes, based on over 1000 responses from 2017-18. Here is information to help you understand this visualization:
- All axis correlations (R) ≥ |0.2| were included in the network analysis (30 total)
- The network visualization was done using Gephi, with the Force Atlas 2 layout algorithm
- The size of each axis node below is proportionate to its connectivity (i.e., number of correlations ≥ |0.2|)
- The proximity of axis nodes to each other, and the weight of the edge line connecting nodes, are proportionate to |R|
You can see a close comparison between this resultant visualization and the three themes resulting from factor analysis. Note also how the Future axis is not particularly close to any other axis; it is the only axis missing from the three themes.