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Author Scott, John, 1949-

Title What is social network analysis? / John Scott
Published London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 126 pages)
Series The 'What is?' research methods series, 2048-6812
What is? research methods series.
Contents Introduction -- History of social network analysis -- Key concepts and measures -- Applications of network analysis -- Criticisms and frequently asked questions -- Software for social network analysis
Summary "This book introduces the non-specialist reader to the principal ideas, nature and purpose of social network analysis. Social networks operate on many levels, from families up to the level of nations, and play a critical role in determining the way problems are solved, organizations are run, and the degree to which individuals achieve their goals. Social network theory maps these relationships between individual actors. Though relatively new on the scene it has become hugely influential across the social sciences. Assuming no prior knowledge of quantitative sociology, this book presents the key ideas in context through examples and illustrations."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-121) and index
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Subject Social networks -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Social sciences -- Network analysis -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
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