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Social Network Analysis: A Handbook

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The revised and updated edition of this bestselling text provides an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of network analysis in the social sciences. It gives a clear and authoritative guide to the general framework of network analysis, explaining the basic concepts, technical measures and reviewing the available computer programs. The book outlines both the ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Sage Publications Ltd (first published December 30th 1991)
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This is the nearly perfect introduction to understanding Social Network Analysis for the total novice. Almost no math. Easy to read and relatively short. Focuses on the basic concepts. Of course, after you read it you'll go on to other works, but this is the place to start if you aren't already familiar with SNA.
Great handbook on social network analysis ~ practical and helpful applications of SNT. Not recommended for the average layperson as it requires some understanding of the theory behind SNA to apply the formulas/calculations presented in this handbook.
Good discussion of how relational data differs from individual data.
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