Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences) (英語) ペーパーバック – 1994/11/25
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Social network analysis is used widely in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as in economics, marketing, and industrial engineering. The social network perspective focuses on relationships among social entities and is an important addition to standard social and behavioral research, which is primarily concerned with attributes of the social units. Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications reviews and discusses methods for the analysis of social networks with a focus on applications of these methods to many substantive examples. It is a reference book that can be used by those who want a comprehensive review of network methods, or by researchers who have gathered network data and want to find the most appropriate method by which to analyze it. It is also intended for use as a textbook as it is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the methodology and applications of the field.
"It should be an invaluable reference for scholars in the field and a critical resource...." Journal of the American Statistical Association
"The long-awaited publication of this volume marks a half-century maturation of social network analysis into a multidisciplinary research specialty with distinctive vocabulary, theoretical principles, and data-analytic techniques. Wasserman and Faust provide a compass by which to steer our path into the next century." Theory and Methods
About edition, well I bought a second hand edition, it came with some marks and notes with marker and pencil, but, the rest of book is in good conditions, soft cover and very legible letters, articles are ordered in a good sequences to understand it. You will need a solid base of mathematics to understand second part of this book, but first is very readable, better than the mostly articles about Social Network Analysis you could find in the Web. White bright paper and clear printing help you to enjoy the reading, of course this is not a "Understanding Social Network in Ten days", is a very big book, but I don't regret this great bought.
The book may need an update to include some up-to-date information eventually.