Are you struggling to design your social network research? Are you looking for a book that covers more than social network analysis?
If so, this is the book for you! With straight-forward guidance on research design and data collection, as well as social network analysis, this book takes you start to finish through the whole process of doing network research. Open the book and you'll find practical, 'how to' advice and worked examples relevant to PhD students and researchers from across the social and behavioural sciences.
The book covers:
- Fundamental network concepts and theories
- Research questions and study design
- Social systems and data structures
- Network observation and measurement
- Methods for data collection
- Ethical issues for social network research
- Network visualization
- Methods for social network analysis
- Drawing conclusions from social network results
This is a perfect guide for all students and researchers looking to do empirical social network research.
SAGE Publications; January 2015
- ISBN: 9781473916746
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Doing Social Network Research
- Author: Garry L. Robins
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
In The Press
I have been waiting a long time for a book that educates researchers on how to design network studies and how to gather network data, paying less attention to the methodology necessary to do the analysis. The book is finally here. Visualization, design, measurement, data structures, dealing with subjects — these are the topics here, topics that are usually given none or very little attention in standard network methodology books. It will be the first book mentioned on my network analysis course syllabi. And it should be on every network researcher’s bookshelf. Such a text has been a long time coming. And I am very glad it is now here. It does indeed pull back many curtains of the secret world of network science. Professor Robins is a wizard!