In week seven of the course, we focus on the introduction of some foundations of the analysis of social networks. The basis of our discussion is The structure and function of complex networks by Mark Newman. The introduction given in this session will form the basis of the hands-on analyses of Twitter interaction networks during the final sessions of the course.
Newman, Mark E.J. (2003). The Structure and Function of Complex Networks. SIAM Review 45(2): 167–256.
Hennig, Marina, Ulrik Brandes, Jürgen Pfeffer & Ines Mergel (2012). Studying Social Networks: A Guide to Empirical Research. Campus.
Easley, David, Jon Kleinberg (2010). Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World. Cambridge University Press.
Eric D. Kolaczyk (2009). Statistical Analysis of Network Data: Methods and Models. Springer.
Newman, Mark E.J. (2010). Networks: An Introduction. Oxford University Press.
Scott, John (2012). Social Network Analysis (3rd Edition). Sage.
Wasserman, Stanley & Katherine Faust (1994). Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications. Cambridge University Press.
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