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My apologies for this late addition to the discussion on
'qualitative' network analysis, and for the somewhat shameless
references to my own work. With my Finnish, French and other European
colleagues, we have carried out more or less 'qualitative' research
on personal networks in Russia, Finland, Estonia and other European
countries during the last ten years or so. You may want to check out
the methodological appendix of my dissertation (Lonkila 1999, e.g.,
pages 23-28, 48-62), which is available at:
Another dissertation carried out with the same methods by my Finnish
colleague, Anna-Maija Castrén was published in 2000 (Family and Work
In Helsinki and St. Petersburg, SKS, 2000, in Finnish) and a third
one by Anna-Maria Salmi (Social Networks and Everyday Practices in
Russia, Kikimora Publications, 2006), will come out this spring (in
English). As to my own/ coauthored empirical studies employing the
'qualitative' network methods, you may want to look at the following
Gladarev, Boris and Lonkila, Markku (forthcoming): "Social networks
and mobile phone use in Russia. Local consequences of global
communication technology". Forthcoming in New Media & Society.
Lonkila, Markku (2006): "Social Networks Among Russian Information
and Communication Technology Professionals". Post-Communist
Economies, vol. 18, no. 1, 13-31.
Lonkila, Markku & Salmi, Anna-Maria (2005): "The Russian Work
Collective and Migration". Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 57, no.5, 681-
Lonkila, Markku: (2004): "Phone notebooks as data on personal
networks". Connections, vol. 26, no. 1, 53-61.
Alapuro Risto and Lonkila, Markku (2000): "Networks, identity, and
(in)action. A comparison between Russian and Finnish teachers".
European Societies vol. 2, no. 1, 65-90.
Lonkila, Markku and Harmo, Timo (1999): "Toward Computer-Assisted
Qualitative Network Analysis". Connections, vol. 22, no. 1, 52-61.
Lonkila, Markku (1998): "The Social Meaning of Work: Aspects of the
Teaching Profession in post-Soviet Russia". Europe-Asia Studies vol.
50, no. 4, 699-712.
Those interested will find the complete list of my publications at:
A list of the publications by our group of the Finnish network
researchers working in this line will be available from me by request
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with best regards,
Docent, PhD, Researcher
The Finnish Centre for East European Studies
/ Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki
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