Could someone briefly sketch "the problem of agency"? I'm a computer
scientist so I suspect the meaning I'm familiar with isn't the one used
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Subject: Re: Network analysis vs structural analysis
> If I could just add: the "real" issue underlying the
> quantitative/qualitative discussion is whether or how SNA addresses agency
> as well as structure.
> If your not familiar, Emirbayer and Goodwin address this:
> Emirbayer, Mustafa & Goodwin, Jeff. (1994). Network analysis, culture, and
> the problem of agency. American Journal of Sociology, 99(6), 1411-54.
> -- Richard Southwick
> Syracuse University - School of Information Studies
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> On Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Harrington, Marcia wrote:
> > just when i thought i had it all figured out...
> > can someone plz explain to me the differences
> > between network analysis and structural analysis.
> > btw, i know that i still owe two of you responses
> > from previous assistance. i will get with u, soon
> > as i get a few free minutes.
> > thank you.
> > - marcia harrington
> > virginia tech