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Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek

Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek
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Part of Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences

  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available in limited markets only
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9787510052880

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  • An extensively revised and expanded second edition of the successful textbook on social network analysis integrating theory, applications and network analysis using Pajek. The main structural concepts and their applications in social research are introduced with exercises. Pajek software and data sets are available so readers can learn network analysis through application and case studies. Readers will have the knowledge, skill and tools to apply social network analysis across the social sciences, from anthropology and sociology to business administration and history. This second edition has a new chapter on random network models, for example, scale-free and small-world networks and Monte Carlo simulation; discussion of multiple relations, islands and matrix multiplication; new structural indices such as eigenvector centrality, degree distribution and clustering coefficients; new visualization options that include circular layout for partitions and drawing a network geographically as a 3D surface; and using Unicode labels.

    • Presents hands-on experience from day one with Pajek professional computer software for network analysis and visualization
    • Provides an introduction to basic concepts from network analysis as well as their application in the social sciences; network concepts are presented in the frame of social theory
    • Presents a new chapter on random network models, such as scale-free networks, and Monte Carlo simulation
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9787510052880
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Available in limited markets only
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Fundamentals:
    1. Looking for social structure
    2. Attributes and relations
    Part II. Cohesion:
    3. Cohesive subgroups
    4. Sentiments and friendship
    5. Affiliations
    Part III. Brokerage:
    6. Center and periphery
    7. Brokers and bridges
    8. Diffusion
    Part IV. Ranking:
    9. Prestige
    10. Ranking
    11. Genealogies and citations
    Part V. Roles:
    12. Blockmodels
    13. Random graph models
    Appendix 1. Getting started with Pajek
    Appendix 2. Exporting visualizations
    Appendix 3. Shortcut key combinations.

  • Authors

    Wouter de Nooy, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Wouter de Nooy is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is a member of the Amsterdam School of Communication Research and the Netherlands School of Communication Research. He has published in Poetics, Social Networks and Structure and Dynamics, among others.

    Andrej Mrvar, University of Ljubljana
    Andrej Mrvar is Associate Professor of Social Science Informatics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He won several awards for graph drawings at competitions between 1995 and 2005. He has edited Metodoloski zvezki - Advances in Methodology and Statistics since 2000.

    Vladimir Batagelj, University of Ljubljana
    Vladimir Batagelj is Full Professor of Discrete and Computational Mathematics at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is also a member of the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics. His book Generalized Blockmodeling (co-authored with Patrick Doreian and Anuška Ferligoj) was awarded the 2007 Harrison White Outstanding Book Award by the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.

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