XXIV International Sunbelt Social Network Conference
Portorož, Slovenia, May 12 - 16, 2004

UCINET workshop

Introduction to the Analysis of Network Data via UCINET and NetDraw

Stephen Borgatti
Boston College, Massachusetts USA.
   e-mail:   borgatts@bc.edu

Martin Everett
University of Westminster, United Kingdom.
   e-mail:   M.Everett01@westminster.ac.uk

A beginners tutorial on the concepts, methods and data analysis techniques of social network analysis. The course begins with a general introduction to the distinct goals and perspectives of network analysis, followed by a practical discussion of network data, covering issues of collection, validity, visualization, and mathematical/computer representation. We then take up the methods of detection and description of structural properties such as centrality, cohesion, subgroups, cores, roles, etc. Finally, we consider how to frame and test network hypotheses. An important element of this workshop is that all participants are given a demonstration version of UCINET 6 for Windows and the Netmap visualization software, which we use to provide hands-on experience analyzing real data using the techniques covered in the workshop. In order to participate fully in the workshop, participants should bring laptop computers so that they can run the analyses on their machines at the same time as they are being demonstrated by the instructors.

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