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Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek, Revised and expanded second edition
Wouter de Nooy, Andrej Mrvar, Vladimir Batagelj


W. de Nooy, A. Mrvar, V. Batagelj: Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek, CUP, November 2010.

An extensively revised and expanded second edition of the successful textbook on social network analysis integrating theory, applications and network analysis using Pajek. The main structural concepts and their applications in social research are introduced with exercises. Pajek software and data sets are available so readers can learn network analysis through application and case studies. Readers will have the knowledge, skill and tools to apply social network analysis across the social sciences, from anthropology and sociology to business administration and history. This second edition has a new chapter on random network models, for example, scale-free and small-world networks and Monte Carlo simulation; discussion of multiple relations, islands and matrix multiplication; new structural indices such as eigenvector centrality, degree distribution and clustering coefficients; new visualization options that include circular layout for partitions and drawing a network geographically as a 3D surface; and using Unicode labels.

Pajek - the software accompanying the book

The Application sections in the book show how to perform social network analysis with program Pajek.  It uses a particular version of the software, namely PajekBE2 (book edition), which is identical to Pajek 2.05 and its installation file is available here.
Once you have become accustomed to Pajek, you may want to upgrade to the newest version of the software, which is available from the Pajek download page.

The data sets used in the book

Each chapter uses one or more examples of social networks. All data sets, macro files, and R scripts used in the book are avaliable at the Pajek wiki, under Data Resources. After you download the zipped data files, extract the data files to your personal network analysis folder (the default folder will be \ESNA with Pajek). For each chapter, a new subfolder will be created containing the data files belonging to that chapter.

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