Social Network Basics in R
An ISSR Short Course by Chris Smith
Date: Monday, February 25, 2013
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Location: ISSR Training Lab W37E Machmer Hall (3rd Floor, West Wing)
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This workshop introduces basic social network analysis using R. This workshop is for social network beginners and builds off of the “Introduction to Network Data Collection” short course (though attendance to the previous workshop is not a requirement to attend this short course). Using the Statnet package in R, we will go through the steps of importing edgelists and attribute files, generating a few basic network statistics, and producing network figures. Participants will leave this short course with their own annotated R script on which they can build their future network analysis. Participants are encouraged to bring their original network data in an edgelist format as well as their laptops with the most recent version of R installed. However, sample edgelists and access to the ISSR laptops will be available.
There are three related goals of this workshop:
1. Introductions to the statnet package in R.
2. Load original network data into R and produce basic statistics and figures.
3. Build a community around network-oriented social science researchers.
Topics Covered: Statnet package in R, loading networks and attributes, plotting commands, component analysis, degree analysis