Introduction to Social Network Analysis
This is a closed meeting for a funded group of visiting scholars.
This 5-day short course, which will take place from July 16-20, 2018, will serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of social network analysis (SNA). Where standard statistical analysis assumes that observations on different entities (people, organizations, animals, etc.) are independent, SNA looks to the relationships among these observations to try to explain why this configuration of relationships might exist, or how this network structure explains other attributes of the network. While network science has a long tradition, this field has recently exploded with new data resources in social media and new computational methods, particularly in the application to socio-environmental systems. This course will begin with an introduction to networks, and then move into a variety of descriptive methods with examples of how these have been used in social and environmental literatures.
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