Volume 6, Issue 1, 1983

Network Notebook, 1-8
Meeting Calendar, 9-14
Modelling: For Real or for Fun, 15-21
Barnes, J. A.
Models are reconstructions of nature. Their extrovert potentiality is the light they may throw on the real world, while their introvert attraction lies in exploring and transforming them without reference to the real world . Fashions in model construction and use oscillate between the extrovert and introvert poles. Because models in network analysis are basically scientific, the movement of fashion is not entirely repetitive but has a forward cumulative component as well.
New Books, 22-29
Smiley's Network, 30
Thesis Summaries, 31-32
Special Journal Issues, 33-34
Abstracts, 35-56
Computer Programmes - GRADAP, 57-60
Stokman, Frans N.
GRADAP is a program package for the analysis of graph and network data with:
  • many input facilities and documentation modes, suitable for social networks up to 6000 points and 60000 lines;
  • many facilities to generate new graphs from the original data, particularly through the main processes of selection, aggregation and induction;
  • analytic modes and special facilities for all current types of analysis for simple graphs, digraphs and valued graphs;
  • a direct data interface with SPSS and its related programs (SIR and STAP) giving extra manipulation facilities and large possibilities to analyze multi-graphs and to relate social network results to other characteristics of points and lines;
  • a user oriented language structure, as far as possible and useful comparable with that of SPSS and its related programs.
GRADAP has been developed and documented by a projectgroup of the Universities of Amsterdam, Groningen and Nijmegen. The package has been written in standard FORTRAN 4, argumented with CDC assembler in places where this was inevitable. This makes the current version suitable for CDC Cyber installations.

Volume 6, Issue 2, 1983

Network Notebook, 3-6
Meetings Calendar, 7-8
Recent Structural Analysis Programme Working Papers, 9
Social Resources and Social Actions: A Progess Report, 10-15
Lin, Nan
In the last few years, some of us have been involved in a research program attempting to link an individual's access and use of his/her network resources to outcomes of certain actions. Initially, the focus was on the use of such resources and instrumental action. More recently, efforts have begun to extend the analysis to expressive action as well. In this brief report, I will introduce the theoretical underpinnings of the research program, empirical data gathered to examine various aspects of the theory, and some current work and thinkings about the theory. Because of the limitation of space, many references to earlier works by other scholars which have contributed to the development of the theory and research are omitted. The reader is advised to find complete citations in the references provided in the end of the essay.
We're not so Lonely in the City - Toronto Star 15 Sept. 1982, 16
Gamester, George
Research Round-Up, 17-23
Aldrich, Howard
References on the Nature of Friendship, 24-25
Wellman, Barry
Special Journal Issues, 26-31
Abstracts, 32-44
New Books, 45-54
Two Approaches to Using the Computer for Network Analysis, 55
Sonquist, John
(Other) Computer Stuff, 57
Personal Connections, 57
Giant INSNA Contest, 58

Volume 6, Issue 3, 1983

Network Notebook, 3
Meetings Calendar, 4-8
Social Networks Chapters in Edited Books I., 9-21
Pitts, Forest
The Functions of Social Networks: An Exercise in Terse Conclusions, 22-31
Scherer, Jacqueline
Keeping up with new research is a serious problem for all scientists, including network researchers. Specialized journals, selections of abstracts and research reviews are useful, but the sheer magnitude of published materials causes difficulties. Moreover, potentially important information in related research studies not directly labeled as network research may be overlooked through the use of existing retrieval methods...
Special Journals, 32-35
Abstracts, 36-51
Thesis Summaries, 52
New Books, 53-59
Teaching Aids, 60-61
Computer Stuff, 62
Personal Connections, 63
Index to Volume VI, 64-68

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