This is a two-day workshop that covers the essentials of social network analysis. The workshop is particularly useful for researchers who are interested in learning about theories and methods of analyzing social interactions, including (but not limited to) inter-individual and inter-organizational communication and partnership, social influence, and social support networks.
The participants will learn about the major social network theories, will be able to choose and adapt the optimal data collection techniques for their research, to prepare collected data for the analysis, to draw basic graphical network maps, to analyze social networks descriptively, and to choose appropriate statistical techniques to test hypotheses.
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No prior knowledge in network analysis is required. The participants should be familiar with basics of statistics. Some of the small group exercises will be done in UCINET software. It is preferred if you bring your own laptop on which UCINET is installed. Otherwise, please notify the course instructor ahead to assign you to other participants who bring laptops. UCINET is free for the first 90 days of usage. It is a windows-based software but could also be installed on a Mac computer using BootCamp, VMFusion Ware, Parallels or Wine. You can find more information about UCINET here: https://sites.google.com/site/ucinetsoftware/home.
- Reza Yousefi Nooraie is a post-doctoral fellow at the IHPME. His main area of studies is using social network analysis as a perspective to understand the process of knowledge translation (KT) and program implementation. He also has done other network analysis studies on co-authorship networks of scholars, partnership among health promotion agencies, and professional discussions of doctors.
- James Iveniuk is a post-doctoral researcher at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. His primary interests are social networks, social environments, and personality traits, in terms of their implications for health and well-being over the life course. He is currently involved in numerous ongoing projects, examining the social capital of couples where one person in the relationship has HIV, network change in older adulthood, and the implications of health for marital quality.
For further information, please contact Reza Yousefi Nooraie (firstname.lastname@example.org) (eg., space availability and UCINET installation).
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