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Social Network Analysis

Social Network Analysis
Methods and Applications

Part of Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences

  • Date Published: November 2012
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  • isbn: 9780511251764

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  • Social network analysis is used widely in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as in economics, marketing, and industrial engineering. The social network perspective focuses on relationships among social entities and is an important addition to standard social and behavioral research, which is primarily concerned with attributes of the social units. 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. It is a reference book that can be used by those who want a comprehensive review of network methods, or by researchers who have gathered network data and want to find the most appropriate method by which to analyze it. It is also intended for use as a textbook as it is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the methodology and applications of the field.

    •  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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    • Date Published: November 2012
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511251764
    • contains: 115 b/w illus. 67 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • 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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