Volume 3, Issue 1, 1980

Network Notebook, 2-6
Meetings Calendar, 7-8
Network Analysis: A Reappraisal, 9-12
Boissevain, Jeremy
Since the network revival in anthropology in the late 1960s (Barnes 1968, 1969 ; Boissevain 1968; Mitchell 1969), there has been ever increasing interest in the field. There have been at least a dozen conferences and symposia, a flood of articles and discussion papers by anthropologists, sociologists, and political scientists, a computerized bibliography with almost 1,000 entries (Freeman 1975), the collection and consolidation of computer programmes, and, to crown this interdisciplinary activity, the establishment of the International. Network for Social Network Analysis and the journal Social Networks. How is the enthusiasm for network analysis to be explained? Barnes (1954) and Bott (1957) planted the concepts in the mid-1950s, but they only sprouted into substantial growth 15 years later and now threaten to become an impenetrable jungle.
Research Report, 13-18
Journal Special Issues, 19-22
Thesis Summaries, 23-24
New Books, 25-32
Concepts and Tactics in Analysing Social Network Data, 33-56
Sonquist, John A.
Abstracts, 57-97
Structural Analysis Programme, 98-99

Volume 3, Issue 2, 1980

Network Notebook, 2-4
Meetings Calendar, 5-8
A Guide to the Network Therapies, 9-20
Trimble, David
This paper reviews the field of "network therapy" -- defined as intervention into social networks with psychotherapeutic intent. It discusses six network therapy strategies : full-scale family network assembly, network session, generalist problem-solving, ecological system intervention, network construction, and community network therapy. The contemporary network therapist may, depending on the problem and the practical setting, use elements from several or all of these pioneer strategies in a psychotherapeutic intervention. An extensive annotated bibliography is provided.
Response to Hammer, 21-22
Killworth, Peter, Bernard, H. Russell
In a recent note in this journal, Muriel Hammer discussed some of our findings about informant accuracy in social network data. In fact, we were unaware of her early work in this area (Hammer, Polgar and Salzinger 1969) which we have found very interesting. In turn, Hammer would not have known that our 1976 paper was only the first of (currently) five papers on informant accuracy: Killworth and Bernard 1976; Bernard and Killworth 1977; Killworth and Bernard 1979; Bernard, Killworth nd Sailer 1980; Bernard, Killworth and Sailer (1980) -- hereafter referred to as A (Accuracy) I-V .
Roles, Positions and Networks, 22
Mandel, Michael, Winship, Christopher
The Effects of Urbanism on Social Networks and Mental Health. Final Report., 23-26
Fisher, Claude
Bibliography on Communication Network Research, 26-28
Rice, Ronald
Applications of Network Models to Drug Abuse Treatment Programs: A Brief Review Paper, 28-30
Wolfe, Alvin W.
Networks Revisited, 30-32
Johnson, Steve
Special Journal Issues, 33-39
Thesis Summaries, 40
New Books, 41-45
Abstracts, 46-62
Course Outlines, 63-64

Volume 3, Issue 3, 1980

Network Notebook, 1-2
"Reconnections", 3
Meetings Calendar, 4-7
A Method for the Assessment of Social Support Networks in Communication Survey Research, 8-13
Jr., Manuel Barrera
Network analysis has provided concepts and methods that have proved valuable in the assessment of social support systems. It is argued, however, that existing network methods often do not specifically identify providers of social support and that the reliability of these methods is seldom evaluated. A study was subsequently conducted to develop a structured interview for identifying social support network membership and to evauate its reliability. Results from several reliability indicators suggested that total network membership was reliabZy assessed with these proce dures. Future research in the development of this instrument and its potential applications in community mental health research are briefly discussed.
Reply to Killworth and Bernard, 14-15
Hammer, Muriel
New Books, 16-20
Thesis Summaries, 21-22
Sepcial Journal Issues, 23-27
Computer Programs, 50-51
Directory Update, 52

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