Lectures: 

Readings:

  1. South, Scott J. and Dana L. Haynie.  Sept. 2004.  “Friendship Networks of Mobile Adolescents.”  Social Forces, v83n1. pp. 315-350.
  2. Knoester, Chris, Dana L. Haynie and Crystal Stephens.  2006.  “Parenting Practices and Adolescents’ Friendship Networks.  Journal of Marriage and Family. 69 December, p. 1247-1260.
  3. Cornwell, Benjamin, Edward O. Laumann and L. Philip Schumm. 2008.  “The Social Connectedness of Older Adults: A National Profile.”  American Sociological Review, v73 April, pp. 185-203.
  4. Wellman, B. and S. Wortley. 1990. “Different Strokes From Different Folks: Community Ties and Social Support.” American Journal of Sociology 96:558-88.
  5. Marsden, Peter V.  1987. “Core Discussion Networks of Americans.”  American Sociological Review, v52n1, pp. 122-131.

 Assignments (#9):

  • Practicum:
  • Annotation:
    • Using Hypothes.is, annotate and discuss your peers’ Week #8 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, review two articles which use SNA to analyze family, friendships and/or community.  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? How does SNA as a methodology help advance our understanding of these types of relationships?
  • Reflection:
    • Let’s continue to use these reflections to collectively brainstorm research questions.  Read your peer’s blog from Week 10.  How can structural analysis measures of k-core, clustering and density be applied to your research for your big paper?  What structure are you trying to understand?  How can these two measures help you understand your question?  If they are not relevant, discuss why?  What are the limitations of these two measures in helping you understand your data?