Social Network Analysis and Education
Theory, Methods & Applications
- Brian V. Carolan - Montclair State University, USA
An applied book designed for those current and aspiring educational researchers learning how to study, conceptualize, and analyze social networks.
Quantitative/Statistical Research (General) | Social Research Methods
This book provides an introduction to the major theories, methods and findings of social network analysis research and the applications from that research. The book is divided into three parts with Part One offering a survey of historical and theoretical foundations. Part Two describes the variety of methods that can be used and Part Three shows how to apply those methods to a range of topics for educational researchers.
The instructor teaching site features:
· PowerPoint Slides
The student study site features:
· How-to Guides for social network analysis software applications
· Example Data Sets
· Glossary of Key Terms
“I have no doubt that this text is a groundbreaking addition to the knowledge of this particular field.”
“I value the way the author has conceptualized a very broad field and has organized it into a coherent, cohesive text. I think the weaving in of specific examples is key to the work’s success and will make the book stand apart.”
“The writing style makes network theory and methods accessible to researchers who have limited experience in conducting network analysis.”
A book on Social network analysis that shed lights on Education area. Very interesting to those interested on the technique.
Found it user friendly
Clear and accessible. Useful for those involved in educational research -- perhaps too focused on educational examples for more generic classes on social network analysis.