The software Roger mentioned (SIENA) is implemented in the
StOCNET package, which is available at
There you will also find manuals and other information about the
program. Check the website of Tom Snijders
(http://stat.gamma.rug.nl/snijders) or myself
(http://www.ppsw.rug.nl/~huisman/) for recent publications on
modeling network evolution.
> You might be interested in the volume "Evolution of Social
> Networks" (1997) edited by Patrick Doreian and Frans Stokman.
> The chapters therein will provide you with a handle of how dynamic
> networks may be modeled and analyzed. You may also want to
> track more recent publications by the contributors and the people
> they cite.
> Re software, I suggest you consider Tom Snijders' Siena, which is
> specifically tailored to the analysis of repeated data on social
> networks. See http://stat.gamma.rug.nl/snijders/siena.html.
> Good luck,
> Date sent: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 21:44:21 +1000
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> From: Glen & Kris Murphy <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: SOCNET - analysis software
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> > Hello there,
> > I'm wondering if anyone may be able to offer advice.
> > I'm currently looking at examining the impact of wide scale organisational
> > change on social network structures. I'm presently considering looking at
> > examining those based around positional (structural equivalence etc.),
> > relational (information / resources) and spatial (direct contact etc.)
> > proximity networks.
> > Basically I'm interested in comparing these networks pre and post
> > intervention, examining various structural characteristics such as density,
> > clustering, centrality etc. for changes.
> > I'm wondering if anyone out there is aware of the most appropriate software
> > package for this type of analysis ? Some of the reading I've been doing
> > would suggest UCINET perhaps, but I'm not sure.
> > I would also be interested of anybody that knew of previous studies
> > comparing networks over time (in any context).
> > Much appreciated if anyone could lend their thoughts to this issue.
> > Cheers, Glen.
> > Glen Murphy
> > PhD Candidate
> > School of Management
> > Queensland University of Technology
> > 126 Margaret St
> > Brisbane 4001
> > Ph. 3314 8061
> > mob. 0403 001 623
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