This module provides an introduction the course and to the field of social network analysis. We discuss characteristic problems that network analysis seeks to solve, as well as characteristic approaches to solving them. See below for some 'Getting Started' tips.
before class, please download and install UCINET software. i recommend the 32/64 bit combined installer and then using only the 32 bit version in class
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Wellman, B. 1988. "Structural Analysis: From Method and Metaphor to Theory and Substance". Pp. 19-61 in Social Structures a Network Approach, edited by Barry Wellman & S.D. Berkowitz. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Borgatti, S.P., Mehra, A., Brass, D. and Labianca, G. (2009). “Network Analysis in the Social Sciences.” Science. Vol. 323. no. 5916, Feb 13, pp. 892 - 895 [published version]
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Tips for getting started
The class is heavily hands-on -- the objective is to learn to do network analyses with the UCINET software.
download and install the combined 32/64 bit installer.
make sure it is set up correctly by running this exercise
Note that UCINET is Windows software only. If you have a Mac you will need an emulator such as Parallels, and you will need to install Windows, Ucinet and Microsoft office on the virtual platform
Note also that if you will be participating via Zoom, you will need to screens -- one to watch what I'm doing, and one to type commands into your locally installed ucinet