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Considering not SNA broadly, but more specific issues:
Both Charles Kadushin and Claude Fisher have presented cogent and
critical reviews of social capital in past issues of Social Networks.
Fischer, C. (2005). Bowling alone: What’s the score? Social Networks,
Kadushin, C. (2004). Too much investment in social capital? Social
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This list has provided a few critical comments on social networks from
time to time especially in relation to surveillance and privacy. I
recall at least two separate discussions on how the use of social
network analysis to catch terrorists can lead to false leads,
unnecessarily totalizing surveillance and painting weak ties with an
overly suspicious brush (e.g. million-member no-fly lists).
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Peter Bearman and Paolo Parigi have written a great article
criticising the core discussion network methodology.
Bearman, P. and Parigi, P. (2004). Cloning headless frogs and other
important matters: Conversation topics and network structre. Social
Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute
University of Oxford
On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 4:38 PM, Jenine Harris<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** There is a book called
> Methodological Pitfalls of Social Network Analysis --- by Marschall. Having
> not read it I can't speak to it's contents, but the title suggests it might
> have what you are looking for.
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Roy Greenhalgh <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Dear members,
>> We are well served with 'positive' critiques of network analysis from van
>> Velsen (1964) to the present day, but I'm having difficulty finding any less
>> so bowled over with the approach. Can anyone point me to such papers?
>> Roy Greenhalgh
>> MPhil/PhD Research Student
>> School of Social Sciences
>> University of Southampton
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