Sociology

SOCI2573Social Network3 ch

Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a research method that allows social-scientists to understand patterns of relations between various actors and organizations. Rather than focusing on qualitative (i.e., interviews) or quantitative (i.e., numbers) data, SNA examines relations, interactions, flows, roles, and affiliations and how they influence the structure, behaviors, and outcomes of individuals and organizations. This course provides a conceptual introduction to the theories and methods related to the social-scientific study of networks through an in-depth examination of its application(s) and insights related to social issues such as health, crime/deviance, online social networks, corporations, social movements, terrorism, social support, and more.