Robert A. Hanneman and Mark Riddle

Introduction to social network methods

Table of contents

About this book

This on-line textbook introduces many of the basics of formal approaches to the analysis of social networks. The text relies heavily on the work of Freeman, Borgatti, and Everett (the authors of the UCINET software package). The materials here, and their organization, were also very strongly influenced by the text of Wasserman and Faust, and by a graduate seminar conducted by Professor Phillip Bonacich at UCLA. Many other users have also made very helpful comments and suggestions based on the first version. Errors and omissions, of course, are the responsibility of the authors.

You are invited to use and redistribute this text freely -- but please acknowledge the source.

Hanneman,
Robert A. and Mark Riddle. 2005. __Introduction to social network
methods.__ Riverside, CA: University of California, Riverside (
published in digital form at http://faculty.ucr.edu/~hanneman/
)

Table of contents:

Preface

1.
Social network data

2.
Why formal methods?

3.
Using graphs to represent social relations

4.
Working with Netdraw to visualize graphs

5.
Using matrices to represent social relations

6. Working with network data

7. Connection

8. Embedding

9. Ego networks

10. Centrality and power

11. Cliques and sub-groups

12. Positions and roles: The idea of equivalence

13. Measures of similarity and structural equivalence

14. Automorphic equivalence

15. Regular equivalence

16. Multiplex networks

17. Two-mode networks

18. Some statistical tools

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