Introducing social networks

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SAGE, Aug 9, 1999 - Reference - 248 pages
This first-rate introduction to the study of social networks combines a hands-on manual with an up-to-date review of the latest research and techniques.

The authors provide a thorough grounding in the application of the methods of social network analysis. They offer an understanding of the theory of social structures in which social network analysis is grounded, a summary of the concepts needed for dealing with more advanced techniques, and guides for using the primary computer software packages for social network analysis.

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Contents

SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND NETWORKS
13
PERSONAL NETWORKS AND LOCAL CIRCLES
28
GRAPH THEORY
63
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About the author (1999)

Michel Forse is a Senior Research Fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He has published several books on sociology.

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