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Introduction to Social Network Analysis: Theory, Method and Applications

Six-week online course

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 2:30 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time) to Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 5:30 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time)

Event Details

This is a quick reminder of our upcoming online introduction course on social network analysis with updated course schedules.  The course will be conducted via a series of 12 workshops over 6 weeks, running from 2:30pm to 5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Feb 9 (Australian estern standard time). Each workshop will typically cover two to three SNA topics with lectures, exercises or SNA application examples, and group project/Q&A sessions. The course covers the network analysis fundamentals, key concepts and SNA methods and models, and network evaluation, see detailed workshop schedule at the end of the email.


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Course Schedule:

Feb.   9, 2:30pm ~ 5:30pm  
> Introduction to SNA
> Network data: representations and formats

Feb.   11, 2:30pm ~ 5:30pm
> Data Collection, Data entry and Data Management
> Primary vs Secondary data sources
> Qualitative vs Quantitative data collection

Feb.   16, 2:30pm ~ 5:30pm
> Formulating network research questions
> Network Research Ethics

Feb.   18, 2:30pm ~ 5:30pm
> Density, reciprocity and clustering
> Influential nodes & degree distributions

Feb.   23, 2:30pm ~ 5:30pm
> Subgroups, cohesion, connectivity and Small World
> Bipartite, multiplex & multilevel networks

Feb.   25, 2:30pm ~ 5:30pm
> Actors attributes
> Social Influence vs Social Selection

Mar.   2, 2:30pm ~ 5:30pm
> Social Influence Models              
> ERGM Introduction

Mar.   4, 2:30pm ~ 5:30pm
> Social selection models
> Model Goodness of fit

Mar.   9, 2:30pm ~ 5:30pm
> Preferential Attachment & Closure
> Social Circuit Models

Mar.   11, 2:30pm ~ 5:30pm
> Network effectiveness
> Report SNA findings

Mar.   16, 2:30pm ~ 5:30pm
> SNA Software Options
> Revision

Mar.   18, 2:30pm ~ 5:30pm
> Mini conference / Group presentations