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Course at Mitchell Centre
University of Manchester
Introduction to social network analysis using UCINET and Netdraw
4 - 8 July 2016
This is an introductory course, covering the concepts, methods and data analysis techniques of social network analysis. The course is based on the book "Analyzing Social Networks" by Borgatti et al. (Sage) and all participants will be issued with a copy of the book. The course begins with a general introduction to the distinct goals and perspectives of social network analysis, followed by a practical discussion of network data, covering issues of collection, validity, visualization, and mathematical/computer representation. We then take up the methods of detection and description of structural properties, such as centrality, cohesion, subgroups and positional analysis techniques. This is a hands on course largely based around the use of UCINET software, and will give participants experience of analyzing real social network data using the techniques covered in the workshop. No prior knowledge of social network analysis is assumed for this course.
The course will:
1. Introduce the idea of Social Network Analysis
2. Explain how to describe and visualise networks using specialist software (UCINET)
3. Explain key concepts of Social Network Analysis (e.g. Cohesion, Brokerage).
4. Provide hands-on training to use software to investigate social network structure
Introduction to Social Network Analysis, terminology and the software UCINET/Netdraw. Chapters 1 and 2
Morning - Collecting Social Network Data and Research Design. Chapters 3 and 4
Afternoon - Data mangement and Visualization. Chapter 5 and 7
Morning - Multivariate techniques and whole networks. Chapters 6 and 9.
Afternoon - Centrality and Ego networks. Chapter 10 and 15.
Morning - Equivalence and core-periphery. Chapter 12
Afternoon - Subgroups and two-mode networks. Chapters 11 and 13
Morning - Testing hypothesis and Large networks. Chapters 8 and 14.
Chapter numbers refer to the book "Analyzing Social Networks by Borgatti et al. (Sage). Timetable is subject to change.
More info at http://www.methods.manchester.ac.uk/events/summer-school-2016/courses/social-network-analysis/#d.en.436564
Professor of Social Network Analysis
Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis
University of Manchester
Arthur Lewis Building
Manchester M13 9PL
Tel (0)161 275 2515