Seminars are in Room 366 Library unless otherwise noted.

Introduction to Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods

George A. Barnett, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair, Department of Communication, University of California, Davis
Oct 14 2011 - 3:00pm

Social network analysis is a rapidly emerging field that has received increased interest within the scientific community. The study of social networks draws from an interdisciplinary background of computer and systems sciences, sociology, anthropology, communication, statistics, and others. Social networking has emerged as a unifying conceptual and methodological approach to the study of social and information systems. Participants will be introduced to formal theoretical and methodological concepts of social networks. Topics covered include an introduction to network and structural theory, methods for measurement, tools for analysis and visualization, and applications of social network analysis.

George A. Barnett, Ph.D.  is Professor & Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of California, Davis. He is editor of the Encyclopedia of Social Networks and former President of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA).  Professor Barnett research examines social and communication networks and how they change over time as a function of perturbations in the system in which they are embedded. His research has dealt with the development of the methods and tools for the examination of social network dynamics.  Substantively, he has primarily studied international and intercultural networks.

Attendance Requirement: 
Recommended for All Fellows