Flames course: Introduction to social network analysis

When
25-05-2020 13:00 to 28-05-2020 17:00
Where
UGent - Campus Sterre - Building S9 - PC room 3.1 Konrad Zuse - Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Emmanuel Abatih
Contact
emmanuel.abatih@ugent.be
Website
https://www.flames-statistics.com/courses-seminars/introduction-to-social-network-analysis/
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The course is a practical introduction to the main concepts, methods and data analysis techniques of SNA.

Abstract

 

This is an introductory course in Social Network Analysis. It is a practical introduction to the main concepts, methods and data analysis techniques of SNA.
The course will start with an introduction to the distinct goals and perspectives of SNA. Next, we will give a practical introduction to network data structures in which we will cover specific issues in data collection, visualization and computer representation. The course then focuses on how to uncover structural properties of networks (e.g. clustering, hierarchy, density) and identifying different roles in a network (e.g. individual centrality measures, clique membership, structural equivalence). Finally, we will give a short and basic introduction to inference for network structures and attributes using exponential random graph models (ERGMs) and stochastic actor-oriented models (Siena). Throughout the course, some pivotal SNA theories will be explained, but the main focus is practical.
All analysis will be done in R statistical software.

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