The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis

The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis

This sparkling Handbook offers an unrivalled resource for those engaged in the cutting edge field of social network analysis. Systematically, it introduces readers to the key concepts, substantive topics, central methods and prime debates.

Author: John Scott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446250112

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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This sparkling Handbook offers an unrivalled resource for those engaged in the cutting edge field of social network analysis. Systematically, it introduces readers to the key concepts, substantive topics, central methods and prime debates. Among the specific areas covered are: Network theory Interdisciplinary applications Online networks Corporate networks Lobbying networks Deviant networks Measuring devices Key Methodologies Software applications. The result is a peerless resource for teachers and students which offers a critical survey of the origins, basic issues and major debates. The Handbook provides a one-stop guide that will be used by readers for decades to come.
Categories: Social Science

Social Network Analysis

Social Network Analysis

Throughout the book, key ideas are discussed in relation to the principal software programs available for SNA. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the field, outlining both its theoretical basis and its key techniques.

Author: John Scott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446259450

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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The Third Edition of this best-selling text has been fully revised and updated to include coverage of the many developments on social network analysis (SNA) over the last decade. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book introduces these topics to newcomers and non-specialists and gives sufficient detail for more advanced users of social network analysis. Throughout the book, key ideas are discussed in relation to the principal software programs available for SNA. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the field, outlining both its theoretical basis and its key techniques. Drawing from the core ideas of points, lines and paths, John Scott builds a framework of network analysis that covers such measures as density, centrality, clustering, centralisation, and spatialisation. He identifies the various types of clique, component, and circle into which networks are formed, and he outlines an approach to socially structured positions within networks. A completely new chapter in this edition discusses recent work on network dynamics and methods for studying change over time. A final chapter discusses approaches to network visualisation. This is an excellent resource for researchers across the social sciences and for students of social theory and research methods.
Categories: Social Science

The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis

The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis

Martin Everett, Professor of Social Network Analysis, Manchester University, UK 'There is something for everyone in The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis. Whether you are brand new to the field or a seasoned expert, interested in ...

Author: John Scott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473971189

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 507

This sparkling Handbook offers an unrivalled resource for those engaged in the cutting edge field of social network analysis. Systematically, it introduces readers to the key concepts, substantive topics, central methods and prime debates. Among the specific areas covered are: Network theory Interdisciplinary applications Online networks Corporate networks Lobbying networks Deviant networks Measuring devices Key Methodologies Software applications. The result is a peerless resource for teachers and students which offers a critical survey of the origins, basic issues and major debates. The Handbook provides a one-stop guide that will be used by readers for decades to come.
Categories: Social Science

Relationale Soziologie

Relationale Soziologie

Der Band stellt die relationale Soziologie als einen innovativen Theorie- und Forschungsansatz für aktuelle soziologische Diskussionen vor.

Author: Jan Fuhse

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531924021

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 898

Der Band stellt die relationale Soziologie als einen innovativen Theorie- und Forschungsansatz für aktuelle soziologische Diskussionen vor. Allgemein geht es der relationalen Soziologie um die theoretische Modellierung und empirische Analyse von sozialen Netzwerken als sozio-kulturelle Formationen – Netzwerkstruktur wird als verwoben mit kulturellen Mustern gedacht. Die internationalen Beiträge des Bandes zeigen theoretische und empirische Richtungen auf, mit denen der reine Strukturalismus der Netzwerkforschung überwunden werden kann. Dabei wird die Netzwerkforschung u.a. mit der Systemtheorie, der Soziologie der Konventionen und der Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie in fruchtbare Verbindung gebracht. Mit Beiträgen von Harrison White, Roger Häußling, Ronald L. Breiger, Stephan Fuchs, Dirk Baecker, Sophie Mützel, Jan A. Fuhse, Athanasios Karafillidis, Boris Holzer, Christian Stegbauer, Patrick Aspers, Rainer Diaz-Bone, John Levi Martin und Monica Lee.
Categories: Social Science

Doing Social Network Research

Doing Social Network Research

If so, this is the book for you! With straight-forward guidance on research design and data collection, as well as social network analysis, this book takes you start to finish through the whole process of doing network research.

Author: Garry Robins

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473916722

Category: Reference

Page: 280

View: 836

Are you struggling to design your social network research? Are you looking for a book that covers more than social network analysis? If so, this is the book for you! With straight-forward guidance on research design and data collection, as well as social network analysis, this book takes you start to finish through the whole process of doing network research. Open the book and you'll find practical, 'how to' advice and worked examples relevant to PhD students and researchers from across the social and behavioural sciences. The book covers: Fundamental network concepts and theories Research questions and study design Social systems and data structures Network observation and measurement Methods for data collection Ethical issues for social network research Network visualization Methods for social network analysis Drawing conclusions from social network results This is a perfect guide for all students and researchers looking to do empirical social network research.
Categories: Reference

Social Network Analysis

Social Network Analysis

Author: John Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1151249430

Category: Social networks

Page: 210

View: 649

Categories: Social networks

The SAGE Handbook of Multilevel Modeling

The SAGE Handbook of Multilevel Modeling

Huisman, M. and van Duijn, M.A.J. (2011) 'A Reader's Guide to SNA Software', in J. Scott and P.J. Carrington (eds), The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis. London: Sage, 578–600. Kenny, D.A., Kashy, D.A., and Cook, ...

Author: Marc A. Scott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446265970

Category: Reference

Page: 696

View: 348

In this important new Handbook, the editors have gathered together a range of leading contributors to introduce the theory and practice of multilevel modeling. The Handbook establishes the connections in multilevel modeling, bringing together leading experts from around the world to provide a roadmap for applied researchers linking theory and practice, as well as a unique arsenal of state-of-the-art tools. It forges vital connections that cross traditional disciplinary divides and introduces best practice in the field. Part I establishes the framework for estimation and inference, including chapters dedicated to notation, model selection, fixed and random effects, and causal inference. Part II develops variations and extensions, such as nonlinear, semiparametric and latent class models. Part III includes discussion of missing data and robust methods, assessment of fit and software. Part IV consists of exemplary modeling and data analyses written by methodologists working in specific disciplines. Combining practical pieces with overviews of the field, this Handbook is essential reading for any student or researcher looking to apply multilevel techniques in their own research.
Categories: Reference

The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology

The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology

Borgatti, S., Everett, M. and Freeman, L. (2002) Ucinet for Windows: Software for Social Network Analysis. Harvard, MA: Analytic Technologies. Borgatti, S.P, Everett, M.G. and Johnson, J. (2012) Analysing Social Networks. London: Sage.

Author: David Inglis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473958685

Category: Social Science

Page: 636

View: 978

Cultural sociology - or the sociology of culture - has grown from a minority interest in the 1970s to become one of the largest and most vibrant areas within sociology globally. In The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology, a global range of experts explore the theory, methodology and innovations that make up this ever-expanding field. The Handbook's 40 original chapters have been organised into five thematic sections: Theoretical Paradigms Major Methodological Perspectives Domains of Inquiry Cultural Sociology in Contexts Cultural Sociology and Other Analytical Approaches Both comprehensive and current, The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology will be an essential reference tool for both advanced students and scholars across sociology, cultural studies and media studies.
Categories: Social Science

Social Network Analysis and Education

Social Network Analysis and Education

Using exponential random graph models to investigate adolescent social networks. Demography, 46(1), 103–125. ... In J. Scott & P. J. Carrington (Eds.), The Sage handbook of social network analysis (pp. 331–339). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage ...

Author: Brian V. Carolan

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483303512

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 186

Social Network Analysis and Education: Theory, Methods & Applications provides an introduction to the theories, methods, and applications that constitute the social network perspective. Unlike more general texts, this applied title is designed for those current and aspiring educational researchers learning how to study, conceptualize, and analyze social networks. Brian V. Carolan's main intent is to encourage you to consider the social network perspective in light of your emerging research interests and evaluate how well this perspective illuminates the social complexities surrounding educational phenomena. Relying on diverse examples drawn from the educational research literature, this book makes explicit how the theories and methods associated with social network analysis can be used to better describe and explain the social complexities surrounding varied educational phenomena.
Categories: Social Science

Mixed Methods Social Networks Research

Mixed Methods Social Networks Research

Social Network Analysis: A Handbook. 2nd ed. London: Sage. ———.2011. “Social physics and social networks.” Pp. 55–66 in The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis, edited by J. Scott and P. J. Carrington. London: Sage.

Author: Silvia Dom'nguez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107027923

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 266

This edited volume demonstrates the potential of mixed-methods designs for the research of social networks and the utilization of social networks for other research. Mixing methods applies to the combination and integration of qualitative and quantitative methods. In social network research, mixing methods also applies to the combination of structural and actor-oriented approaches. The volume provides readers with methodological concepts to guide mixed-method network studies with precise research designs and methods to investigate social networks of various sorts. Each chapter describes the research design used and discusses the strengths of the methods for that particular field and for specific outcomes.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Social Networks

The Oxford Handbook of Social Networks

118–142). Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. DiMaggio, P. (2011). Cultural networks. In J. Scott & P.J. Carrington (Eds.), The Sage handbook of social network analysis (pp. 286–300). London, UK: Sage. DiMaggio, P., Nag, M., ...

Author: Ryan Light

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197520611

Category: Social Science

Page: 768

View: 746

While some social scientists may argue that we have always been networked, the increased visibility of networks today across economic, political, and social domains can hardly be disputed. Social networks fundamentally shape our lives and social network analysis has become a vibrant, interdisciplinary field of research. In The Oxford Handbook of Social Networks, Ryan Light and James Moody have gathered forty leading scholars in sociology, archaeology, economics, statistics, and information science, among others, to provide an overview of the theory, methods, and contributions in the field of social networks. Each of the thirty-three chapters in this Handbook moves through the basics of social network analysis aimed at those seeking an introduction to advanced and novel approaches to modeling social networks statistically. They cover both a succinct background to, and future directions for, distinctive approaches to analyzing social networks. The first section of the volume consists of theoretical and methodological approaches to social networks, such as visualization and network analysis, statistical approaches to networks, and network dynamics. Chapters in the second section outline how network perspectives have contributed substantively across numerous fields, including public health, political analysis, and organizational studies. Despite the rapid spread of interest in social network analysis, few volumes capture the state-of-the-art theory, methods, and substantive contributions featured in this volume. This Handbook therefore offers a valuable resource for graduate students and faculty new to networks looking to learn new approaches, scholars interested in an overview of the field, and network analysts looking to expand their skills or substantive areas of research.
Categories: Social Science

Network Analysis Literacy

Network Analysis Literacy

Wiley Marin A, Wellman B (2011) The SAGE handbook of social network analysis. Social network analysis: an introduction. SAGE Publications Ltd., London, pp 12–25 Meeks E (2012) Orbis modeling transportation in the roman world.

Author: Katharina A. Zweig

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783709107416

Category: Computers

Page: 535

View: 821

This book presents a perspective of network analysis as a tool to find and quantify significant structures in the interaction patterns between different types of entities. Moreover, network analysis provides the basic means to relate these structures to properties of the entities. It has proven itself to be useful for the analysis of biological and social networks, but also for networks describing complex systems in economy, psychology, geography, and various other fields. Today, network analysis packages in the open-source platform R and other open-source software projects enable scientists from all fields to quickly apply network analytic methods to their data sets. Altogether, these applications offer such a wealth of network analytic methods that it can be overwhelming for someone just entering this field. This book provides a road map through this jungle of network analytic methods, offers advice on how to pick the best method for a given network analytic project, and how to avoid common pitfalls. It introduces the methods which are most often used to analyze complex networks, e.g., different global network measures, types of random graph models, centrality indices, and networks motifs. In addition to introducing these methods, the central focus is on network analysis literacy – the competence to decide when to use which of these methods for which type of question. Furthermore, the book intends to increase the reader's competence to read original literature on network analysis by providing a glossary and intensive translation of formal notation and mathematical symbols in everyday speech. Different aspects of network analysis literacy – understanding formal definitions, programming tasks, or the analysis of structural measures and their interpretation – are deepened in various exercises with provided solutions. This text is an excellent, if not the best starting point for all scientists who want to harness the power of network analysis for their field of expertise.
Categories: Computers

Mixed Methods Social Network Analysis

Mixed Methods Social Network Analysis

Social Networks, 53, 111–124. Chua, V., Madej, J., & Wellman, B. (2011). Personal communities: The world according to me. In J. Scott & P. J. Carrington (Eds.), The Sage handbook of social network analysis (pp. 99–115). London: Sage.

Author: Dominik E. Froehlich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429557040

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 387

Mixed Methods Social Network Analysis brings together diverse perspectives from 42 international experts on how to design, implement, and evaluate mixed methods social network analysis (MMSNA). There is an increased recognition that social networks can be important catalysts for change and transformation. This edited book from leading experts in mixed methods and social network analysis describes how researchers can conceptualize, develop, mix, and intersect diverse approaches, concepts, and tools. In doing so, they can improve their understanding and insights into the complex change processes in social networks. Section 1 includes eight chapters that reflect on "Why should we do MMSNA?", providing a clear map of MMSNA research to date and why to consider MMSNA. In Section 2 the remaining 11 chapters are dedicated to the question "How do I do MMSNA?", illustrating how concentric circles, learning analytics, qualitative structured approaches, relational event modeling, and other approaches can empower researchers. This book shows that mixing qualitative and quantitative approaches to social network analysis can empower people to understand the complexities of change in networks and relations between people. It shows how mixed analysis can be applied to a wide range of data generated by diverse global communities: American school children, Belgian teachers, Dutch medical professionals, Finnish consultants, French school children, and Swedish right-wing social media users, amongst others. It will be of great interest to researchers and postgraduate students in education and social sciences and mixed methods scholars.
Categories: Social Science

Algebraic Analysis of Social Networks

Algebraic Analysis of Social Networks

URL: http://www.analytictech.com/ Borgatti, S. and Lopez-Kidwell, V. (2011), Network theory, in J. Scott and P. Carrington, eds, 'The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis', Sage, pp. 40–54. Borgatti, S. P. (2012), Social network ...

Author: J. Antonio R. Ostoic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119250388

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

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Presented in a comprehensive manner, this book provides a comprehensive foundation in algebraic approaches for the analysis of different types of social networks such as multiple, signed, and affiliation networks. The study of such configurations corresponds to the structural analysis within the social sciences, and the methods applied for the analysis are in the areas of abstract algebra, combinatorics, and graph theory. Current research in social networks has moved toward the examination of more realistic but also more complex social relations by which agents or actors are connected in multiple ways. Addressing this trend, this book offers hands-on training of the algebraic procedures presented along with the computer package multiplex, written by the book’s author specifically to perform analyses of multiple social networks. An introductory section on both complex networks and for R will feature, however the subjects themselves correspond to advanced courses on social network analysis with the specialization on algebraic models and methods.
Categories: Mathematics

Social Networks in the Long Eighteenth Century

Social Networks in the Long Eighteenth Century

Social network analysis is an obvious choice for the study of theatre history. ... Scott and Peter J. Carrington's survey, The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis, Alexandra Marin and Barry Wellman point out that “Social network ...

Author: Ileana Baird

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443871358

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

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In an attempt to better account for the impressive diversity of positions and relations that characterizes the eighteenth-century world, this collection proposes a new methodological frame, one that is less hierarchical in approach and more focused, instead, on the nature of these interactions, on their Addisonian “usefulness,” declared goals, and (un)intended results. By shifting focus from a cultural-historicist approach to sociability to the rhizomatic nature of eighteenth-century associations, this collection approaches them through new methodological lenses that include social network analysis, assemblage and graph theory, social media and digital humanities scholarship. Imagining the eighteenth-century world as a networked community rather than a competing one reflects a recent interest in novel forms of social interaction facilitated by new social media—from Internet forums to various types of social networking sites—and also signals the increasing involvement of academic communities in digital humanities projects that use new technologies to map out patterns of intellectual exchange. As such, the articles included in this collection demonstrate the benefits of applying interdisciplinary approaches to eighteenth-century sociability, and their role in shedding new light on the way public opinion was formed and ideas disseminated during pre-modern times. The issues addressed by our contributors are of paramount importance for understanding the eighteenth-century culture of sociability. They address, among other things, clubbing practices and social networking strategies (political, cultural, gender-based) in the eighteenth-century world, the role of clubs and other associations in “improving” knowledge and behaviors, conflicting views on publicity, literary and political alliances and their importance for an emerging celebrity culture, the role of cross-national networks in launching pan-European and transatlantic trends, Romantic modes of sociability, as well as the contribution of voluntary associations (clubs, literary salons, communities of readers, etc.) to the formation of the public sphere. This collection demonstrates how relevant social networking strategies were to the context of the eighteenth-century world, and how similar they are to the congeries of new practices shaping the digital public sphere of today.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Social Media Mining and Social Network Analysis Emerging Research

Social Media Mining and Social Network Analysis  Emerging Research

Proceedings of the 2011 international conference on advances in social networks analysis and mining (ASONAM). ... Models and methods in social network analysis. ... The SAGE handbook of social network analysis. London, UK: SAGE.

Author: Xu, Guandong

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466628076

Category: Computers

Page: 347

View: 526

Social Media Mining and Social Network Analysis: Emerging Research highlights the advancements made in social network analysis and social web mining and its influence in the fields of computer science, information systems, sociology, organization science discipline and much more. This collection of perspectives on developmental practice is useful for industrial practitioners as well as researchers and scholars.
Categories: Computers

Social Network Analysis

Social Network Analysis

In J. Scott & P. J. Carrington (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis (pp. 210–222). London, England: Sage Ltd. Knoke, D. (2012a). Economic networks. Cambridge, England: Polity. Knoke, D. (2012b). Social networks and ...

Author: Song Yang

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506362120

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Social Network Analysis: Methods and Examples by Song Yang, Franziska B. Keller, and Lu Zheng prepares social science students to conduct their own social network analysis (SNA) by covering basic methodological tools along with illustrative examples from various fields. This innovative book takes a conceptual rather than a mathematical approach as it discusses the connection between what SNA methods have to offer and how those methods are used in research design, data collection, and analysis. Four substantive applications chapters provide examples from politics, work and organizations, mental and physical health, and crime and terrorism studies.
Categories: Social Science

Social Networking

Social Networking

Computer Networks 56 (18): 3866–3878. Huisman, M., & M. A. J. van Duijn. (2011). A reader's guide to SNA software. In J. Scott & P. J. Carrington (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of social network analysis (pp. 578–600). London: Sage.

Author: Anastacia Kurylo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611477399

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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This book explores the phenomenon of online social networking in the contexts of a global multicultural society caught in the turmoil of the information and communication revolution. It offers readers an up-to-date overview of the field and pushes the area into new understandings of the topic within a multidimensional space.
Categories: Social Science

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology

Table 3 summarizes main futures of some network analysis and visualization software. ... A measurement-driven analysis of information propagation in the Flickr social network. ... The SAGE handbook of social network analysis (pp.

Author: J. Michael Spector

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483346403

Category: Education

Page: 968

View: 792

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology examines information on leveraging the power of technology to support teaching and learning. While using innovative technology to educate individuals is certainly not a new topic, how it is approached, adapted, and used toward the services of achieving real gains in student performance is extremely pertinent. This two-volume encyclopedia explores such issues, focusing on core topics and issues that will retain relevance in the face of perpetually evolving devices, services, and specific techniques. As technology evolves and becomes even more low-cost, easy-to-use, and more accessible, the education sector will evolve alongside it. For instance, issues surrounding reasoning behind how one study has shown students retain information better in traditional print formats are a topic explored within the pages of this new encyclopedia. Features: A collection of 300-350 entries are organized in A-to-Z fashion in 2 volumes available in a choice of print or electronic formats. Entries, authored by key figures in the field, conclude with cross references and further readings. A detailed index, the Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references combine for search-and-browse in the electronic version. This reference encyclopedia is a reliable and precise source on educational technology and a must-have reference for all academic libraries.
Categories: Education