Lectures: 

Readings:

  1. Chapter 5-6  in Understanding Social Networks by Kadushin
  2. Burt, R.  1992.  The Social Structure of Competition.  Chapter 1 in Structural Holes.
  3. Lin, Nan.  1999.  “Social Networks and Status Attainment.”  Annual Review of Sociology 25:467-87.
  4. Frank, K.A. and J.Y. Ysumoto. 1998.  “Linking Action to Social Structure Within a System: Social Capital Within and Between Subgroups.”  American Journal of Sociology 104:642-86.
  5. Moody, James. 2001.  “Peer Influence Groups: Identifying Dense Clusters in Large Networks.”  Social Networks 23: 261-283.
  6. It’s Not Only Who You Know, It’s Also Where They Are: Using the Position Generator to Investigate the Structure of Access to Embedded Resources
  7. Bonnie Erickson. 1980. “Secret Societies and Social Structure” Social Forces 60: 188-210

*Articles can be found in the Google Classroom folder.

Assignments (#8):

  • Practicum:
  • Annotation:
    • Using Hypothes.is, annotate and discuss your peers’ Week #7 blog. Make at least four annotations across your peer’s blogs.  These annotations can either be original posts or replies.  Be sure to post inside the SNA18 group AND tag each of your posts with your name.
  • Blog:
    • Using your Rampages blog, research and discuss an article or research project which uses density and/or k-cores as points of analysis.  What is the research question?  How is the data collected?  What is the sample population?  What are the nodes?  What are the links?  What are the results?  Use this blog to get familiar with how structural analysis is performed and what type of questions structural metrics can answer.
  • Reflection:
    • What is the difference between nodal metrics and structural metrics?    How do nodal metrics differ in perspective on the network from structural metrics?  What are the value of each in terms of describing networks?  What is a k-core specifically?  What are some research questions that a k-core measure could help us answer?  Do you see k-core as helpful in your own research?

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