|aSocial network analysis :|bhistory, theory & methodology /|cChristina Prell.
|aLos Angeles ;|aLondon :|bSAGE,|c2012.
|avi, 263 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aPART ONE: BACKGROUND UNDERSTANDING -- Becoming Familiar with Social Networks -- A Brief History of Social Network Analysis -- How to Study Social Networks, from Theory to Design -- PART TWO: LEVELS OF ANALYSIS -- Actor Level in Complete Networks -- Actor Level in Ego Networks -- Dyad and Triad Levels -- Subgroups Level -- Network Level -- Position and Roles Analysis -- PART THREE: Advances, Extensions and Conclusions -- Statistical Models for Social Networks -- Conclusions and Future of the Field -- Appendix 1: Getting started with UCINET -- Appendix 2: Exponential Random Graph Modelling and Longitudinal Modelling through Siena -- Appendix 3: Calculating Probability for Transitivity Using Actor-Based Models.
|aBecoming Familiar with Social Networks -- A Brief History of Social Network Analysis -- How to Study Social Networks, from Theory to Design. --- Actor Level in Complete Networks -- Actor Level in Ego Networks -- Dyad and Triad Levels -- Subgroups Level -- Network Level -- Position and Roles Analysis -- Statistical Models for Social Networks -- Conclusions and Future of the Field.
內容簡介top Social Network Analysis 簡介 We live in a world that is paradoxically small and vast: each of us is embedded in local communities and yet we are only a few 'links' away from anyone else in the world. This engaging book represents these interdependencies' positive and negative consequences, their multiple effects and the ways in which a local occurrence in one part of the world can directly affect the rest. Then it demonstrates precisely how these interactions and relationships form.This is a book for the social network novice on learning how to study, think about and analyse social networks; the intermediate user, not yet familiar with some of the newer developments in the field; and the teacher looking for a range of exercises, as well as an up-to-date historical account of the field. It is divided into three sections:1. Historical & Background Concepts2. Levels of Analysis3. Advances, Extensions and ConclusionsThe book provides a full overview of the field - historical origins, common theoretical perspectives and frameworks; traditional and current analytical procedures and fundamental mathematical equations needed to get a foothold in the field.