Date(s) - 04/29/2016 - 04/30/2016
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Start Date: 4/29/2016
End Date: 4/30/2016
Temple University Center City
1515 Market Street
Taught by Stephen Borgatti, Ph.D.
Interest in social networks has been climbing exponentially since the 1970s. For social scientists, networks can be seen as a fundamental adaptation that facilitates both the coordination and distribution of resources, while simultaneously maintaining the flexibility of independent agents. For physical scientists, networks can be seen as universal structures underlying everything from molecules to galaxies. And for mathematicians and computer scientists, networks provide an abstract and propitious way of representing problems.
The field of social network analysis consists of a vocabulary of theoretical and mathematical concepts for investigating network phenomena, along with a distinctive data model and set of methodologies for collecting and analyzing network data. This course provides an introduction to doing research on social networks. The course is very hands-on, emphasizing mastering the software and using the concepts and methods to answer research questions. It also covers use of network analysis in applied settings such as management consulting and criminology.
The course is heavily hands-on, so you must bring a laptop with UCINET installed. Power outlets will be provided at each seat.