Written by a stellar team of experts, Analyzing Social Networks is
a practical book on how to collect, visualize, analyze and
interpret social network data with a particular emphasis on the use
of the software tools UCINET and Netdraw. The book includes a clear
and detailed introduction to the fundamental concepts of network
analyses, including centrality, subgroups, equivalence and network
structure, as well as cross-cutting chapters that helpfully show
how to apply network concepts to different kinds of networks.
Written using simple language and notation with few equations, this
book masterfully covers the research process, including: * The
initial design stage * Data collection and manipulation * Measuring
key variables * Exploration of structure * Hypothesis testing *
Interpretation This is an essential resource for students,
researchers and practitioners across the social sciences who want
to use network analysis as part of their research.