The Sage Handbook of Social Network Analysis
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|Format:||Hardback, 640 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||UK, 18 May 2011|
Social network analysis has been one of the fastest growing and most influential areas of recent times. Why has this happened? What are the key features of social network analysis? This sparkling Handbook offers an unrivalled resource. Systematically, it introduces readers to the key concepts, substantive topics, central methods and prime debates. Among the specific areas covered are: - Network theory - Interdisciplinary applications - Online networks - Corporate networks - Lobbying networks - Deviant networks - Measuring devices - Key Methodologies - Software applications The result is a peerless resource for teachers and students. It offers a critical survey of the origins, basic issues and major debates. Instead of consulting a variety of books and journal articles, the Handbook offers a one-stop guide that will be used by readers for decades to come.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Peter J Carrington and John Scott PART ONE: GENERAL ISSUES Social Network Analysis: An Introduction - Alexandra Marin and Barry Wellman The Development of Social Network Analysis - with an Emphasis on Recent Events - Linton C Freeman Network Theory - Stephen P Borgatti and Virginie Lopez-Kidwell Social Physics and Social Networks - John Scott Social Networks in Economics - Sanjeev Goyal Relational Sociology, Culture and Agency - Ann Mische PART TWO: SUBSTANTIVE TOPICS Personal Communities: The World According to Me - Vincent Chua, Julia Madej and Barry Wellman Social Support - Lijun Song, Joonmo Son and Nan Lin Kinship, Class and Community - Douglas R White Animal Social Networks - Katherine Faust Networking Online: Cybercommunities - Anatoliy Gruzd and Caroline Haythornthwaite Corporate Elites and Intercorporate Networks - William K Carroll and J P Sapinski Political Dimensions of Corporate Connections - Matthew Bond and Nicholas Harrigan Policy Networks - David Knoke Social Movements and Collective Action - Mario Diani Crime and Social Network Analysis - Peter J Carrington Terrorist Networks: The Threat of Connectivity - Renee C van der Hulst Scientific and Scholarly Networks - Howard D White Cultural Networks - Paul DiMaggio Social Networks, Geography and Neighbourhood Effects - Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie A Multiple-Network Analysis of the World System of Nations, 1995-1999 - Edward L Kick et al PART THREE: CONCEPTS AND METHODS A Brief Introduction to Analyzing Social Network Data - Robert A Hanneman and Mark Riddle Concepts and Measures for Basic Network Analysis - Robert A Hanneman and Mark Riddle Survey Methods for Network Data - Peter V Marsden Survey Sampling in Networks - Ove Frank Qualitative Approaches - Betina Hollstein Analyzing Affiliation Networks - Stephen P Borgatti and Daniel S Halgin Positions and Roles - Anuska Ferligoj, Patrick Doreian and Vladimir Batagelj Relation Algebras and Social Networks - Philippa Pattison Statistical Models for Ties and Actors - Marijtje A J van Duijn and Mark Huisman Exponential Random Graph Models for Social Networks - Garry Robins Network Dynamics - Tom A B Snijders Models and Methods to Identify Peer Effects - Weihua (Edward) An Kinship Network Analysis - Klaus Hamberger, Michael Houseman and Douglas R White Large-Scale Network Analysis - Vladimir Batagelj Network Visualization - Lothar Krempel A Reader's Guide to Social Network Analysis Software - Mark Huisman and Marijtje A J van Duijn
About the Author
John Scott is Professor of Sociology and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at Plymouth University. He was previously Professor of Sociology at Essex University and Leicester University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, an Academician of the Academy of learned Societies in the Social Sciences, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. An active member of the British Sociological Association, he has held the posts of Secretary, Treasurer, Chairperson, and President. His most recent publications are Conceptualising the Social World (Cambridge University Press, 2011), The Sage Handbook of Social Network Analysis (edited with Peter Carrington, Sage Publications, 2011), and Sociology (with James Fulcher, Oxfords University Press, 2011). His current work on the history of British sociology will appears as Envisioning Sociology. Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and the Quest for Social Reconstruction (with Ray Bromley, SUNY Press, 2013).
Over the past decades Social Network Analysis has broadened its scope from anthropology and sociology to all behavioral and social sciences, from social and organizational psychology to management science and economics. This Handbook provides well-founded introductions and overviews for a broad range of social network studies, approaches, and methodology. It is a must for everybody who is interested in the way social network relations evolve, are structured and affect outcomes in any part of our life and society Frans N. Stokman Professor of Social Science Research Methodology, ICS, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
There is something for everyone in The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis. Whether you are brand new to the field or a seasoned expert, interested in the theoretical underpinnings of network analysis or the methodological nuts and bolts associated with analyzing the evolution of an affiliation network over time, this book is a must have Michael Schwartz, Chair, Department of Sociology Stony Brook University, USA
An outstanding volume that brings together contributions from the world's leading experts on social network analysis. Methods, theory and substantive applications are presented in a clear exposition making this the most comprehensive text available in this rapidly expanding and changing field. For anyone with any interest in social networks this is quite simply a "must have" book Martin Everett, Professor of Social Network Analysis, Manchester University, UK
The editors have chosen recognized specialists for each subject treated in the Handbook, and there are many subjects treated... The Handbook provides well-founded introductions and overviews for this broad range of social network studies, approaches, and methodology. It is a necessary acquisition for anybody intererested in the way social network relations evolve, are structured and affect outcomes in all parts of our life and society. Bulletin of Sociological Methodology
The Scott and Carrington handbook is brimful with the most influential analysts in the field, including Freeman, Borgatti, White, Faust, and Marsden, to name only a few. The book has exceptionally good organisation, meant to comprehensively cover both theory and method ... [so] novice and experienced analysts have the essential tools for conducting any type of qualitative of quantitative study using social network methodology. Particularly welcome are chapters that include a wide range of subjects studied with SNA, including some that are especially timely, such as the more controversial examination of social physics. L. L. Hansen Western New England University
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