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Egocentric network analysis with R

Monday, June 19, 2023
1:00 AM - 7:00 AM (PDT)

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Presenter: Raffaele Vacca

This workshop is an introduction to the R programming language and its tools to represent, manipulate and analyze egocentric or personal network data. Topics include: introduction to ego-network research and data; introduction to data structures and network objects in R; visualizing ego-networks; calculating measures on ego-network composition and structure; converting ego-network measures to R functions; applying these functions to many ego-networks. The workshop emphasizes R tidyverse packages for data science, showing how they can be used to easily conduct common operations in ego-network analysis and scale them up to large collections of networks. We'll cover specific packages for network analysis (igraph, network, egor), data management (dplyr) and programming (purrr). No previous familiarity with R is required; participants only need a laptop with R and RStudio installed. This workshop has been taught for the past ten years at different international conferences, including INSNA's Sunbelt and EUSN meetings. It draws on concepts and methods discussed in "Conducting personal network research: A practical guide" by Christopher McCarty, Miranda Lubbers, Raffaele Vacca and José Luis Molina (Guilford Press). 

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