ICPSR Summer Program – Analyzing Social Networks: An Introduction (Aug 8-12, 2016 at UNC-Chapel Hill)

The Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offer joint summer courses with the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) as part of the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. In Chapel Hill on August 8-12, 2016, Doug Steinley from the University of Missouri will teach Analyzing Social Networks: An Introduction.

This course will present an introduction to concepts, methods, and applications of social network analysis drawn from the social and behavioral sciences. The primary focus of these methods is the analysis of relational data measured on groups of social actors. Topics include an introduction to graph theory and the use of directed graphs to study actor interrelations; structural and locational properties of actors, such as centrality, prestige, and prominence; subgroups and cliques; equivalence of actors, including structural equivalence, blockmodels, and an introduction to relational algebras; an introduction to local analyses, including dyadic and triadic analyses; and an introduction to statistical analyses, using models such as p1 and exponential random graph models. The workshop will use several common software packages for network analysis: UCINET, Pajek, NetDraw, and STOCNET.

Visit the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research website for more information on other courses and to register.