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Analyzing Social Networks
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Analyzing Social Networks

Third Edition


February 2024 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Kickstart your research with this practical, bestselling guide to doing social network analysis. Get to grips with the mathematical foundations and learn how to use software tools such as NeTDraw and UCINET to reach your research goals. 

Supporting you step-by-step through the entire research process, from design and data collection to coding, visualisation, and analysis, the book also offers:

• Case studies and examples using real data 
• Exercises drawn from the authors’ decades of teaching experience 
• Online access to datasets, worked examples and a software manual to help you practice your skills.

Whether you are new to social network analysis or an experienced researcher, this approachable book is your technical toolbox and research companion all in one. 

 
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
 
CHAPTER 2: MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS
 
CHAPTER 3: RESEARCH DESIGN
 
CHAPTER 4: DATA COLLECTION
 
CHAPTER 5: DATA MANAGEMENT
 
CHAPTER 6: MULTIVARIATE TECHNIQUES USED IN NETWORK ANALYSIS
 
CHAPTER 7: VISUALIZATION
 
CHAPTER 8: LOCAL NODE-LEVEL MEASURES
 
CHAPTER 9: CENTRALITY
 
CHAPTER 10: GROUP-LEVEL MEASURES
 
CHAPTER 11: SUBGROUPS AND COMMUNITY DETECTION
 
CHAPTER 12: EQUIVALENCE
 
CHAPTER 13: ANALYZING TWO-MODE DATA
 
CHAPTER 14: INTRODUCTION TO INFERENTIAL STATISTICS FOR COMPLETE NETWORKS
 
CHAPTER 15: ERGMS AND SAOMS

This is an ideal textbook for teaching and learning social network analysis, as it strikes a good balance between scope and depth, theoretical rationales and technical details, data collection and data analysis. It’s a joy to read!

Keming Yang
University of Durham

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