Social Network Analysis: A HandbookThe revised and updated edition of this bestselling text provides an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of network analysis in the social sciences. It gives a clear and authoritative guide to the general framework of network analysis, explaining the basic concepts, technical measures and reviewing the available computer programs. The book outlines both the theoretical basis of network analysis and the key techniques for using it as a research tool. Building upon definitions of points, lines and paths, John Scott demonstrates their use in clarifying such measures as density, fragmentation and centralization. He identifies the various cliques, components and circles into which networks are formed, and outlines an approach to the study of socially structured positions. He also discusses the use of multidimensional methods for investigating social networks. Social Network Analysis is an invaluable resource for researchers across the social sciences and for students of social theory and research methods. |
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Contents
Networks and Relations | 1 |
Relations and Attributes | 2 |
An Overview | 5 |
The Development of Social Network Analysis | 7 |
Sociometric Analysis and Graph Theory | 8 |
Interpersonal Configurations and Cliques | 16 |
Total and Partial | 26 |
The Harvard Breakthrough | 33 |
Components Cycles and Knots | 101 |
The Contours of Components | 108 |
Cliques and their Intersections | 114 |
Components and Citation Circles | 121 |
Positions Roles and Clusters | 123 |
The Structural Equivalence of Points | 124 |
Agglomerative and Divisive | 126 |
CONCOR and BURT | 131 |
Handling Relational Data | 38 |
The Storage of Relational Data | 49 |
The Selection of Relational Data | 53 |
Points Lines and Density | 63 |
Sociograms and Graph Theory | 64 |
Egocentric and Sociocentric | 69 |
Community Structure and Density | 76 |
Centrality and Centralization | 82 |
Local and Global | 83 |
Centralization and Graph Centres | 89 |
A Digression on Absolute Density | 94 |
Bank Centrality in Corporate Networks | 96 |
Components Cores and Cliques | 100 |
Towards Regular Structural Equivalence | 139 |
Interlocks and Participations | 142 |
Dimensions and Displays | 146 |
Distance Space and Metrics | 148 |
Principal Components and Factors | 153 |
Nonmetric Methods | 157 |
Advances in Network Visualization | 164 |
Elites Communities and Influence | 165 |
Social Network Packages | 175 |
Notes | 181 |
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