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RESEARCHING THE CONNECTED WORLD : An Introduction to Social Network Analysis

Presenters: 

<p>Dr. Andrew Papachristos<br>Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst</p>

Event Dates: 
Mon 13th, July 2009 to Wed 15th, July 2009
Event Time: 
9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Are you interested in learning what constitutes peer pressure? How does marriage affect banking relationships? Global trade patterns and modern art? The answers to nearly all these questions are based in an understanding of social networks and how they are structured. This workshop will introduce the concepts and methods of Social Network Analysis, a burgeoning scientific field that spans disciplines. Researchers studying peer network, criminal networks, global management and business networks will benefit from this workshop.

The workshop will introduce a variety of network concepts and methods, with particular attention paid to properties such as: centrality, social cohesion, social contagion, formal characteristics of global and local network structures, and a brief introduction to statistical models for social networks. The afternoon session will guide the participant through a hands-on network tutorial using freely available software and data including PAJEK and UCInet (freeware).