Social Network Analysis- Crime and Deviance

Social network analysis (SNA) is often used to understand the relationship dynamics. However, researchers have also utilized social network analysis to understand the crime networks in the society. SNA on crime networks can aid in identifying the most influential and central actors within the network. In this blog, I discuss two journal articles that have… Read More Social Network Analysis- Crime and Deviance

Social Network Analysis- Adolescent Friendships and Sorority Groups

Social network analysis is often used for examining the family dynamics and friendships. By conducting SNA to analyze social networks and their specific properties, we can get an insight into workings of social bonds, kinship, and support systems. In this blog, I discuss two journal articles that focus on analyzing social relationships with the help… Read More Social Network Analysis- Adolescent Friendships and Sorority Groups

Health Knowledge Sharing Network on Twitter

The article “Twitter hashtags for health: applying network and content analyses to understand the health knowledge sharing in a Twitter-based community of practice” investigates the health knowledge sharing by the community of practice (CoP) on social media platform- Twitter. The authors Xu et al (2014) utilize network and content analyses to examine the health-related conversations… Read More Health Knowledge Sharing Network on Twitter

Habermas and Castells on Networks and Public Sphere

In 1962, Jurgen Habermas introduced the concept of “public sphere” in his book “The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere”. He defined the notion of the public as “events and occasions are ‘public’ when they are open to all, in contrast, to close or exclusive affairs” (Fuchs, 2014). According to Habermas, the public sphere is… Read More Habermas and Castells on Networks and Public Sphere

Social Network Analysis to understand Online Learning- Google Classroom

The physical “brick and mortar” classroom is starting to lose its monopoly as the place of learning in the 21st century. The Internet has made online learning possible, and many researchers and educators are interested in online learning to enhance and improve student learning outcomes without restrictions of student’s proximity to the college campus. In… Read More Social Network Analysis to understand Online Learning- Google Classroom

Use of Node Centrality Measures in Previous Studies

In last few weeks of Social Network Analysis, I have read briefly about node centrality measures and their significance in SNA. Node centrality measures help us to identify important nodes within the network and researchers often use these measures to predict the outcome of a specific node within a network (Robins, 2015). Centrality measures help… Read More Use of Node Centrality Measures in Previous Studies