Social Network Analysis: Methods and Examples

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Social Network Analysis: Methods and Examples is unique in providing both an introduction to the methods of social network analysis (SNA) together with illustrative studies showing its application within a growing number of the social sciences. Authors Song Yang, Franziska B. Keller and Lu Zheng use a methods that is conceptual rather than mathematical, and the applications chapters provide students with rich illustrations of how SNA is used to analyze real-life empirical network data. The first part of the book provides discussion of the connection between what SNA methods have to offer and how those methods are used in research design, data collection, and analysis. Four substantive applications chapters provide examples from work and organizations, criminal justice (including crime and delinquency, and terrorism networks), health (including sexually transmitted diseases, and obesity), and political science (including campaign fundraising networks).