The LINKS Center at the University of Kentucky is offering its annual 1-week summer workshop on social network analysis June 1-5, 2015 on the University of Kentucky campus. To sign up, visit http://www.linksworkshop.org. Students pay half-price. Registration opens March 30th.
The workshop features LINKS Center faculty Steve Borgatti, Dan Brass, Wally Ferrier, Eric Gladstone, Dan Halgin, Joe Labianca, Ajay Mehra, and Scott Soltis, as well as guest instructors Filip Agneessens, Alan Daly, Rich DeJordy, Joe Ferrare, Jeff Johnson, and Tom Valente. In addition, all of the sessions are assisted by a cadre of students and recent graduates in order to ensure personalized attention.
The workshop features four major, concurrent tracks for the first four days,
followed by three choices of area-specific sessions on the final day. At the
end of each day, we also offer multiple short modules on specialized topics, as
well as a data lab for analyzing your own data. Finally, we offer a number of
45-minute consultations with LINKS Center faculty to discuss your
Introduction to Social Network Analysis. Led by Dan Halgin and Dan Brass
(U. of Kentucky). Includes a theoretical and empirical overview of the field,
followed by a comprehensive survey of the concepts and methods of social
network analysis, including data collection, data management, centrality,
social capital, cohesion, and hypothesis testing. In addition, participants
participate in lab sessions to learn how to use network analysis software,
including UCINET and NetDraw.
Networks and Education. Led by Alan Daly (UC San Diego) and Joe Ferrare (U. of Kentucky). Applying the social network perspective to education research and policy.
Networks and Health. Led by Tom Valente (USC). Social network theory and
method in the context of understanding health-related behaviors, interventions
and disease epidemiology.
MINI-MODULES (1.5 hours each, Monday-Thursday after 4pm)
The mini-modules are short sessions on specialized topics. Some focus on research design topics, others on using specialized software, and still others on handling particular kinds of data. Past offerings have included: managing your IRB, managing your research site, introduction to SNA with R, working with cognitive social structure data, working with 2-mode data, analyzing negative ties, and many more.
each day we offer a data lab where people can bring their data and have someone
experienced with the software help them to load it and do some analyses.
Make appointment to discuss your research in depth with Joe Labianca, Jeff
Johnson, Ajay Mehra, or Scott Soltis.
For more information, please visit the workshop website: https://sites.google.com/site/linkscenterworkshopsna/
Recent version of the UCINET installation package were missing the help file -- ucinet.chm. That's been fixed. But if you don't want to reinstall UCINET just for that one file, you can download the help file directly:
It's a zip file. Once it has been downloaded, extract the ucinet.chm file and copy it to the folder where uci6.exe resides. Normally, this is something like C:\Program Files (x86)\Analytic Technologies.
Starting Nov 1, 2014 (UCINET version 6.531), we are using DeployMaster instead of InstallAware to install UCINET. This has an unfortunate consequence, which is that the new installer won't know how to uninstall old versions of UCINET. So if you have previously installed UCINET and want to install 6.531, please manually uninstall the old version first. You can do this by going to start|programs|analytic technologies and clicking on Uninstall Ucinet, or by using the Windows control panel feature Manage Programs and Features to uninstall ucinet.
Starting June 19th (2014) we've had a few issues with installing ucinet, due to a third party product that is currently being integrated with UCINET. We believe this is fixed now (as of June 21).
In March, 2014, some users reported that their Avast anti-virus software was treating UCINET as malware. Don't yet know why -- other virus checkers are not having a problem.
Dropbox recently "banned" the public folder we were using to distribute Analytic Technologies materials. Messages to users said we had exceeded bandwidth regulations. But on further inquiry, Dropbox said it was because we were "hosting malware". So as a first step we have deleted all files from the Dropbox location and started the process of finding new homes for main files. More on the way. If there is something you are missing, please send an email to steve at analytictech.com.
Interestingly, many users in recent years had reported that their Norton anti-malware software was flagging the ucinet setup file stored on Dropbox as malware. But when we would send the user the same file via other means (e.g., YouSendIt), Norton had no problems. We don't know what the deal is. We know there are a few news reports about Dropbox having problems with hackers using Dropbox accounts to spread malware. Maybe when Norton sees an installation file like ucinetsetup.exe on a Dropbox public folder, it becomes automatically suspicious and warns the user.
In any case, we will have to move away from using Dropbox to distribute AnalyticTech materials. Inconvenient, but one benefit is that it will make things easier for Chinese users. Most mainland Chinese have been unable to access Dropbox files since 2010. (Ironically, though, it is apparently Chinese hackers that have been abusing Dropbox. This is like the plot of an opera.)