Manchester, United Kingdom

Introduction to Social Network Analysis

when 1 July 2019 - 5 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week

This is an introductory course, covering the concepts, methods and data analysis techniques of social network analysis. The course is based on the book "Analyzing Social Networks" 2nd ed by Borgatti et al. (Sage) and all participants will be issued with a copy of the book. The course begins with a general introduction to the distinct goals and perspectives of social network analysis, followed by a practical discussion of network data, covering issues of collection, validity, visualization, and mathematical/computer representation. We then take up the methods of detection and description of structural properties, such as centrality, cohesion, subgroups and positional analysis techniques. This is a hands on course largely based around the use of UCINET software, and will give participants experience of analyzing real social network data using the techniques covered in the workshop. No prior knowledge of social network analysis is assumed for this course.

Course leader

Dr Elisa Bellotti
Prof. Nick Crossley
Prof. Martin Everett

Target group

Postgraduate Researchers and Early Career Researchers

Course aim

The course will:
• Introduce the idea of Social Network Analysis
• Explain how to describe and visualise networks using specialist software (UCINET)
• Explain key concepts of Social Network Analysis (e.g. Cohesion, Brokerage).
• Provide hands-on training to use software to investigate social network structure

Credits info

non-credit bearing course

Fee info

GBP 0: Pricing
• Students - £600
• University of Manchester Staff - £600
• Other attendees - £900