Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This is an extensively revised and expanded second edition of the successful textbook on social network analysis integrating theory, applications, and network analysis using Pajek. The main structural concepts and their applications in social research are introduced with exercises. Pajek software and data sets are available so readers can learn network analysis through application and case studies. Readers will have the knowledge, skill, and tools to apply social network analysis across the social sciences, from anthropology and sociology to business administration and history. This second edition has a new chapter on random network models, for example, scale-free and small-world networks and Monte Carlo simulation; discussion of multiple relations, islands, and matrix multiplication; new structural indices such as eigenvector centrality, degree distribution, and clustering coefficients; new visualization options that include circular layout for partitions and drawing a network geographically as a 3D surface; and using Unicode labels. This new edition also includes instructions on exporting data from Pajek to R software. It offers updated descriptions and screen shots for working with Pajek (version 2.03).
About the Author
Wouter de Nooy is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is a member of the Amsterdam School of Communication Research and the Netherlands School of Communication Research. He has published in Poetics, Social Networks and Structure and Dynamics, among others.
Andrej Mrvar is Associate Professor of Social Science Informatics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He won several awards for graph drawings at competitions between 1995 and 2005. He has edited Metodoloski zvezki - Advances in Methodology and Statistics since 2000.
Vladimir Batagelj is Full Professor of Discrete and Computational Mathematics at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is also a member of the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics. His book Generalized Blockmodeling (co-authored with Patrick Doreian and Anuška Ferligoj) was awarded the 2007 Harrison White Outstanding Book Award by the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.
Table of Contents
Part I. Fundamentals: 1. Looking for social structure; 2. Attributes and relations; Part II. Cohesion: 3. Cohesive subgroups; 4. Sentiments and friendship; 5. Affiliations; Part III. Brokerage: 6. Center and periphery; 7. Brokers and bridges; 8. Diffusion; Part IV. Ranking: 9. Prestige; 10. Ranking; 11. Genealogies and citations; Part V. Roles: 12. Blockmodels; 13. Random graph models; Appendix 1. Getting started with Pajek; Appendix 2. Exporting visualizations; Appendix 3. Shortcut key combinations.