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Network analysis is the study of patterns of relations. Social network analysis (SNA) is the study of patterns of human relations. This is a one-day, introductory, hands-on workshop, with examples from social research. Participants in this workshop learn about whole networks (relations within groups) and personal networks (relations surrounding individuals).
Whole networks are analyzed using UCINET and NetDraw; personal networks are analyzed using EgoNet. Free short-term demos of these programs are available.
Limited to 22 participants!
Presenter: Dr. Christopher McCarty
Christopher McCarty is a Professor in the University of Florida Department of Anthropology and director of the UF Bureau of Economic and Business Research. He has over twenty years of experience conducting primary data collection in both within and outside the U.S. McCarty’s research focus is on social network analysis, and more specifically the analysis of personal networks. He 2001 he developed a software program called Egonet that is designed for the collection and analysis of personal networks. This open source software is freely available at www.sourceforge.net and is being used by researchers worldwide for social network research. McCarty is involved in several projects using this approach, including a study of acculturation among migrants, a study of stress and hypertension among African-Americans, and a study of social support among recovering drug users. McCarty is also involved in the development of a social network method for estimating the size of hard to count populations and collaboration networks.
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm, lunch included
Location: Ostrom Lab, Cowden 124, laptops provided
Workshop Fee: $50.00 (lunch included)