Social Network Analysis

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Taught by
Martin Hilbert
Professor and Chair DE Computational Social Science
and 10 more instructors

Offered by
University of California, Davis

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r/sociology • comment
1 points • wannabesoc

There is a Coursera course here that goes through the basics of SNA such as network structures and measurements. They use Gephi in the course which is a common SNA software. (PS if you're not familiar with Coursera be aware that you don't have to pay for the course if you don't need to submit the assignments. Click Subscribe then under the button to pay there is a little link that says "You can also audit this course")

I got into SNA using UCINET and the book by the same team that made the software.

My current favorite SNA book is Social and Economic Networks by Matthew Jackson. It has a lot of math but is very comprehensive.

I know people use R for SNA but I don't have any first hand experience with that. Amazon has this book which seems to cover R specifically but I can't say if it is good or introductory.

Good luck!

r/computerscience • comment
1 points • vestef

Hi from the University of California

Interested in learning more about Computational Social Science? The University of California is offering a Specialization on Coursera that features distinguished professors from all 10 UC campus. The specialization consists of five courses: "Computational Social Science Methods", "Big Data + A.I. + Ethics", "Social Network Analysis", "Computer Simulations", and a "Capstone Project". At the end of the course, students will have web-scraped data from the web, visualized and analyzed their own social network, found hidden patterns with machine learning and natural language processing, and created agent-based computer simulations of artificial societies. If you are interested in learning more, please check out the link to the course page below!