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Social Network Analysis : Methods and Applications - Stanley Wasserman

Social Network Analysis

Methods and Applications

Paperback Published: 25th November 1994
ISBN: 9780521387071
Number Of Pages: 857

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Social network analysis, which focuses on relationships among social entities, is used widely in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as in economics, marketing, and industrial engineering. Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications reviews and discusses methods for the analysis of social networks with a focus on applications of these methods to many substantive examples. As the first book to provide a comprehensive coverage of the methodology and applications of the field, this study is both a reference book and a textbook.

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"It should be an invaluable reference for scholars in the field and a critical resource..." Journal of the American Statistical Association "The long-awaited publication of this volume marks a half-century maturation of social network analysis into a multidisciplinary research specialty with distinctive vocabulary, theoretical principles, and data-analytic techniques. Wasserman and Faust provide a compass by which to steer our path into the next century." Theory and Methods

Introduction: Networks, Relations, and Structure
Relations and networks in the social and behavioral sciences
Social network data: collection and application
Mathematical Representations of Social Networks
Notation
Graphs and matrixes
Structural and Locational Properties
Centrality, prestige, and related actor and group measures
Structural balance, clusterability, and transitivity
Cohesive subgroups
Affiliations, co-memberships, and overlapping subgroups
Roles and Positions
Structural equivalence
Blockmodels
Relational algebras
Network positions and roles
Dyadic and Triadic Methods
Dyads
Triads
Statistical Dyadic Interaction Models
Statistical analysis of single relational networks
Stochastic blockmodels and goodness-of-fit indices
Epilogue
Future directions
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ISBN: 9780521387071
ISBN-10: 0521387078
Series: Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences, 8
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 857
Published: 25th November 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.13

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