|EPS 8780||Social Network Analysis|
This is a basic introductory, hands-on course, employing the social network analysis (SNA) examples in both social and natural science. SNA is a study of the patterns of relations between actors (i.e., people, information, biological elements, etc.). In addition to qualitative and quantitative research methods, SNA provides a valuable alternative perspective to help us understand how the social relationships affect individual actor behaviors and collective behaviors. It is of particular value in analyzing social media data.