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Social Network Analysis

Social Network Analysis
Methods and Applications

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Part of Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences

  • Date Published: November 1994
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521387071

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  • Social network analysis, which focuses on relationships among social entities, is used widely in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as in economics, marketing, and industrial engineering. Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications reviews and discusses methods for the analysis of social networks with a focus on applications of these methods to many substantive examples. As the first book to provide a comprehensive coverage of the methodology and applications of the field, this study is both a reference book and a textbook.

    •  The first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the methodology and applications of the field
    • Both a reference work and a textbook
    • Well-known and highly respected authors
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    "It should be an invaluable reference for scholars in the field and a critical resource...." Journal of the American Statistical Association

    "The long-awaited publication of this volume marks a half-century maturation of social network analysis into a multidisciplinary research specialty with distinctive vocabulary, theoretical principles, and data-analytic techniques. Wasserman and Faust provide a compass by which to steer our path into the next century." Theory and Methods

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521387071
    • length: 857 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 38 mm
    • weight: 1.152kg
    • contains: 115 b/w illus. 67 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction: Networks, Relations, and Structure:
    1. Relations and networks in the social and behavioral sciences
    2. Social network data: collection and application
    Part II. Mathematical Representations of Social Networks:
    3. Notation
    4. Graphs and matrixes
    Part III. Structural and Locational Properties:
    5. Centrality, prestige, and related actor and group measures
    6. Structural balance, clusterability, and transitivity
    7. Cohesive subgroups
    8. Affiliations, co-memberships, and overlapping subgroups
    Part IV. Roles and Positions:
    9. Structural equivalence
    10. Blockmodels
    11. Relational algebras
    12. Network positions and roles
    Part V. Dyadic and Triadic Methods:
    13. Dyads
    14. Triads
    Part VI. Statistical Dyadic Interaction Models:
    15. Statistical analysis of single relational networks
    16. Stochastic blockmodels and goodness-of-fit indices
    Part VII. Epilogue:
    17. Future directions.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Communication Network Theory
  • Authors

    Stanley Wasserman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Katherine Faust, University of South Carolina

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