Social Network Analysis for Ego-Nets
- Nick Crossley - University of Manchester, UK
- Elisa Bellotti - Manchester University, UK
- Gemma Edwards - University of Manchester, UK
- Martin G Everett - Manchester University, UK
- Johan Koskinen - The University of Melbourne, Australia
- Mark Tranmer - Manchester University, UK
Research Methods (General) | Social Network Analysis | Sociological Research Methods
The ego-net approach to social network analysis, which takes discrete individual actors and their contacts as its starting point, is one of the most widely used approaches in the field. This is the first textbook to take readers through each stage of ego-net research, from conception, through research design and data gathering to analysis.
It starts with the basics, assuming no prior knowledge of social network analysis, but then moves on to introduce cutting edge innovations, covering both new statistical approaches to ego-net analysis and also the most recent thinking on mixing methods (quantitative and qualitative) to achieve depth and rigour. It is an absolute must for anybody wishing to explore the importance of networks.
Finally, a book on ego-centered networks! This new book provides a comprehensive introduction into the quantitative and qualitative analysis of egonets. It is very accessible for students who are new to the field and a valuable reference for researchers already working in it.
This book fills a sizeable void in scholars’ bookshelves, especially those of
researchers and practitioners whom are focused on human-relationships. It is a
comprehensive introduction to the insightful task of performing social network
analysis (SNA) on ego-nets.
Crossley and colleague have produced an excellent book on Social Network Analysis. The book is informative and useful for students and researchers alike. I highly recommend the book
The book cover a wide spectrum of social network syllabus. It is very clear and concise. it is well written.
Must have book for anyone conducting egocentric SNA research. Provides practical guidance on the design and analysis of egocentric projects and is an easily accessible text.
This book is the new standard for analyzing ego-nets. Many researchers have been waiting for this book. Easy to read and comprehend. Just fantastic.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Social Network Analysis for Ego-Nets: Introduction