Social Network Analysis (4th Revised edition)

Social Network Analysis (4th Revised edition)

By: John Scott (author)Paperback

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Incorporating the most important and cutting-edge developments in the field, this bestselling text introduces newcomers to the key theories and techniques of social network analysis and guides more experienced analysts in their own research. New to This Edition: A chapter on data collection, covering a crucial phase of the research processFully updated examples reiterate the continued importance of social network analysis in an increasingly interconnected worldDetailed `Further Reading' sections help you explore the wider literaturePractical exercises including real-world examples of social networks enable you to apply your learning Expanded and brought right up-to-date, this classic text remains the indispensable guide to social network analysis for students, lecturers and researchers throughout the social sciences.

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John Scott is a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Essex, Exeter, and Copenhagen. He was formerly Professor of Sociology and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at Plymouth University and before that was Professor of Sociology at Essex University and Leicester University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Academy of learned Societies in the Social Sciences, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. An active member of the British Sociological Association, he has held the posts of Secretary, Treasurer, Chairperson, and President. His most recent publications are Conceptualising the Social World (Cambridge University Press, 2011), The Sage Handbook of Social Network Analysis (edited with Peter Carrington, Sage Publications, 2011), and Sociology (with James Fulcher, Oxfords University Press, 2011). His current work on the history of British sociology will appears as Envisioning Sociology. Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and the Quest for Social Reconstruction (with Ray Bromley, SUNY Press, 2013).


What is Social Network Analysis? The data used in social network analysis Is there a network theory? An overviewThe History of Social Network Analysis The sociogram and sociometry Balance and group dynamics Informal organization and community relations Matrices and cliques Formal models of community and kinship Formal methods triumphant Getting by without the help of your friends Entry of the social physicistsData Collection for Social Network Analysis Asking questions Making observations Using documents Boundaries in relational data Positional and reputational approaches Does sampling make sense?Organizing and Analyzing Network Data Matrices and relational data Matrix conventions An analysis of directorship data Direction and value in relational data Computer programs for social network analysisTerminology for Network Analysis The language of network analysis More than joining up the lines The flow of information and resources Density of connections Density in egonets Problems in density measures A digression on absolute density Community structure and densityPopularity, Mediation and Exclusion Local and overall Mediation and betweenness Centrality boosts centrality Centralization and graph centres The absolute centre of a graph Bank centrality in corporate networksGroups, Factions and Social Divisions Identifying subgraphs The components of a network The strength and stability of components Cycles and circuits The contours of components Cliques within components Intersecting social circles Components and citation circlesStructural Locations, Classes and Positions The structural equivalence of points Clusters and similarities Divide and CONCOR Divisions and equivalence Regular equivalence in roles and functions Corporate interlocks and participationsSocial Change and Development Structural change and unintended consequences Small-world networks Modelling social change Testing explanationsVisualizing and Modelling Taking space seriously Using multidimensional scaling Principal components and factors Non-metric methods How many dimensions? Worth a thousand words? Elites, communities and influence Business elites and bank powerNotesBibliographyIndex

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  • ISBN13: 9781473952126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781473952126
  • ISBN10: 1473952123
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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