Introduction

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.

Homework

Readings

  • ASN chaps 1 & 2

  • Borgatti, S.P. & Halgin, D.S. (2011). On Network Theory. Organization Science. September/October 2011 22(5):1168-1181

Slides

Videos

Supplementary Readings

Tips for getting started

The class is heavily hands-on -- the objective is to learn to do network analyses with the UCINET software.

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