Lectures: 

Readings*:

  • Chapter 3 (pgs.70-85) in Social Network Analysis: Methods & Examples by Yang & Keller
  • Chapter 4  in Understanding Social Networks by Kadushin
  • 3. Chapters 5, 6 & 8 in Social Network Analysis: Methods & Examples by Yang & Keller.
  • Wellman, Barry and S. D. Berkowitz. 1988.  “Introduction: Studying Social Structures.” pp 1-5.
  • Wellman, Barry and S.D. Berkowtiz. 1988.  “Thinking Structurally.”  Pp. 15-18.
  • Wellman, Barry. 1988.  “Structural analysis: from method and metaphor to theory and substance.” pp. 19-61.
  • SNA Reference Reading (optional):
    • Part 4 in Wasserman & Faust Social Network Analysis: Methods & Applications.

*Articles can be found in the Google Classroom folder.

Assignments (#7):

Practicums:

Density Practicum

Annotation:

Using Hypothes.is, annotate and discuss your peers’ Week #6 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.

NOTE: DISCUSS WHAT YOU FOUND IN YOUR RESEARCH AS WELL AS PLANS FOR THE LARGER PAPER AND/OR WHAT YOU WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY NEXT TIME.

Blog:

Using your Rampages blog, review Habermas and Castells theories on networks and the public sphere.  How does Habermas define the public sphere?  What purpose does it serve in a democratic society?  What characteristics should define it?  Open?  Closed?  How is the rise of the network society reshaping the public sphere according to Castells?  How will these new forms of social organization impact education?  Government?  Health care?  Economy?  And lastly, do you think these changes will improve the lives of people?  All people?  Some people?  Are these changes good?  Or bad?

Reflection:

Discuss the difference between nodal measures and structure measures.  What is structural analysis?  How does it differ from nodal analysis?

Discuss on Slack