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Social Network Analysis: An Actor Centred Approach

Nick Crossley, Elisa Bellotti, Gemma Edwards, Martin G Everett, Johan Koskinen, Mark Tranmer - 2015 - Social Science - No preview available
The highly respected team at Manchester University discuss both qualitative, quantitative and mixed approaches, introducing the reader to both basic and foundational methods. These are then applied to the cutting edge of contemporary social ...

Social Network Analysis: A Handbook

John Scott - 2000 - Social Science - Limited preview
The 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 ...

Understanding Social Networks: Theories, Concepts, and Findings

Charles Kadushin - 2012 - Social Science - Limited preview
Despite the swift spread of social network concepts and their applications and the rising use of network analysis in social science, there is no book that provides a thorough general introduction for the serious reader. Understanding Social ...

Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

Andreas Wagner - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
“Natural selection can preserve innovations, but it cannot create them. Nature’s many innovations—some uncannily perfect—call for natural principles that accelerate life’s ability to innovate.” Darwin’s theory of natural selection explains how ...

Understanding Social Networks: Theories, Concepts, and Findings

Charles Kadushin - 2012 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Understanding Social Networks explains the big ideas that underlie social networks, covering fundamental concepts then discussing networks and their core themes in increasing order of complexity.

Leveraging knowledge communication for innovation: framework, methods, and ...

Tobias Müller-Prothmann - 2006 - Business & Economics - Snippet view
The paradigm of social network analysis (SNA) is widely recognized as a potential approach to analyze, evaluate, and influence communication processes. The author argues that SNA proves useful as a theoretical concept and as a practical tool for ...

Stakeholder politics: social capital, sustainable development, and the ...

Robert Boutilier - 2009 - Business & Economics - Snippet view
Corporations are now publicly committed to sustainability. But, beneath the public relations happy face, executives and managers are perplexed. The majority of them have a genuine desire to work in an ethical and sustainable manner, yet, when ...

Social network analysis in program evaluation

Maryann M. Durland, Kimberly A. Fredericks, American Evaluation Association - 2006 - Education - Snippet view
This important issue of New Directions for Evaluation highlights social network analysis (SNA) methodology and its application within program evaluation. The application of SNA is relatively new for mainstream evaluation, and like most other ...

Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World

Derek Hansen, Ben Shneiderman, Marc A. Smith - 2010 - Computers - Limited preview
Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL offers backgrounds in information studies, computer science, and sociology. This book is divided into three parts: analyzing social media, NodeXL tutorial, and social-media network analysis case studies ...

The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom

Yochai Benkler - 2006 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Describes how patterns of information, knowledge, and cultural production are changing. The author shows that the way information and knowledge are made available can either limit or enlarge the ways people create and express themselves. He ...