When I think of scale-free networks, I think of real-world networks. A common feature of real-world networks is the presence of hubs where a few nodes that are highly connected to other nodes in the network. A few people who have more connections, power, and influence than other within the network who have a small… Read More Scale Free Networks
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 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
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
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
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
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
Source: TheCQL YouTube Social Capital is such a familiar concept for all of us. It’s just that when we learned to create our own “social capital”, we didn’t really know that there is a term that explains it. Since we were kids, we learned to make friends, be nice to neighbors, let our classmate borrow… Read More What is your Social Capital?
Small world theory is one of the fascinating readings I have come across. I think it represents the sentence “everybody knows someone, who knows someone, who knows someone you know”. Small world theory hypothesizes that two strangers are only separated by six degrees, meaning we are connected to everyone in the world with only five… Read More It’s a Small World!
In recent years, in the wake of social media popularity, Social Network Analysis has gained a renewed interest from researchers from varied fields. In the paper “The Social Network Perspective”, Kleim suggests that even though social network research may seem like a newly found research method, it has roots in the classic works of… Read More Week-2 Social Network Analysis