1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 12:30 PM -1:30 PM from March 2 through April 20
This workshop will cover the basic theories underpinning social network analysis, covering what type of relationships, connections, and/or ties can be mapped using network analysis. We will look at different types of data that can be used, predominately focused on research within the social sciences. Network analysis can be used to study a wide array of different types of interactions, from mapping terrorist organizations, to analyzing co-authorship of journal articles within a disciplines, or looking at the flow of international aid between states. Next, we will cover how to run analyses (e.g. network density, measures of centrality, clustering, and subgroup identification) on social networks using various packages in R. We will also go into how to create data visualizations of networks within R. No prior knowledge of network analysis is needed, but some basic experience with R would be advantageous.