Others may disagree or edit, but here's my suggested 3-step plan:
(and yes folks, I do notice I'm represented in all 3 steps)
1. JOIN the International Network for Social Network Analysis, so you get
their informal journal Connections, with lotsa abstracts and news.
a. John Scott, Social Network Analysis (for an integrated intro).
b. Barry Wellman & S.D. Berkowitz, Social Structures, for the first intro
chapter and some digestible case studies. (The intro chapter is also on my
c. Stanley Wasserman and Katie Faust, Social Network Analysis, for some
technical meat -- but don't get hung up on the parts you can't handle
2. ATTEND the next Sunbelt Social Network conf, 2/02, in New Orleans.
a. Take workshops. I immodestly suggest my own non-technical introduction,
it's aimed at newbies, plus at least one of the more technical ones.
b. Go to lotsa sessions.
c. Most importantly, hang out in the pool, coffee shop, etc. Pick up the
small talk. We're friendly folk, so don't hesitate to introduce yourself.
Barry Wellman Professor of Sociology NetLab Director
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Centre for Urban & Community Studies University of Toronto
455 Spadina Avenue Toronto Canada M5S 2G8 fax:+1-416-978-7162
On Wed, 25 Jul 2001, Shara Toursh Pavlow wrote:
> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 08:50:14 EDT
> From: Shara Toursh Pavlow <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: (no subject)
> Help... I'm new to network analysis and want to use it to examine boundary
> crossing communication patterns in communities. However... need to develop
> some skills first.
> Does anyone know of a workshop, seminar, or step-by-step tutorial that offers
> a good introduction to network analysis techniques and software programs?
> I've done a little reading, but need help from here.
> Shara Toursh Pavlow