Research Methods in Social Network Analysis

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Linton C. Freeman, Douglas R. White, Antone Kimball Romney
Transaction Publishers - 530
The use of social structure as a defining concept has produced a large body of creative speculations, insights, and intuitions about social life. In its broad-ranging examination of the kind of data that form the basis for the systematic study of social structure, this book marks a significant methodological advance.
 

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Social Networks and the Structure Experiment
11
A Formal Unification of Anthropological Kinship and Social Network Methods
41
The Boundary Specification Problem in Network Analysis
61
Inferring Meaningful Global Network Properties from Individual Actors Measurement Scales
89
Stochastic Modeling and the Analysis of Structural Data
135
Relational Contents in Multiple Network Systems
185
Social Semigroups and Green Relations
215
What is a Homomorphism?
255
Models of Network Effects on Social Actors
295
Algorithms and Network Analysis A Test of Some Analytical Procedures on Kapferers Tailor Shop Material
319
Conceptions of Overlap in Social Structure
367
Empirical Blocking Methods
393
Rethinking the Role Concept Homomorphisms on Social Networks
429
Methods for the Characterization of Role Structures in Network Analysis
489
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