***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org *****
I am planning a new class (for me) with freshman. The theme is networks,
and I want them to get their hands dirty with real data. This will be
primarily descriptive analysis.
I searched the archives and got a few possibilities, but "teaching
networks' did not seem like a common subject.
1) Is there an "ideal" software package for ease of use?
2) Has anyone tired to have students use their own networks from facebook,
myspace or the like as the original data for class assignments? ( I have
just now started to poke around with these, but my students have told me
they can "map" their own networks. Maybe some of these sites allow for
data exporting? Or, at the least, I can have students take a map and code
it themselves which may have some educational benefit)?
Visiting Assistant Professor
[log in to unmask]
Dissertation and Research Blog: www.netsweweave.blogspot.com
"There is nothing so practical as a good theory." Kurt Lewin
"Not all learning leads to intelligent behavior." James March
SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social
network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send
an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line
UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.