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thanks for your thougthful inquiry.
I am forwrding your query to Socnet, the social network list serve, where
many can give you examples.
You might also talk with Prof Arent Greve, at Bergen School of Business:
he and his late wife Janet Salaff, have done many ethnographic analyses.
And, of course, the originators of network analysis were often
ethnographic, such as Elizabeth Bott, J Clyde Mitchell, Charles Tilly, and
See either the intro chapter of Wellman & Berkowitz, Social Structures (on
my website), Linton Freeman's book on the history of sna, and Charles
Kadushin's new book on sna.
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On Sun, 15 Sep 2013, Siv Muldal wrote:
> Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:42:20 +0200
> From: Siv Muldal <[log in to unmask]>
> To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Ethnographic network analyses/ mathematical models
> Hello Professor.
> I am a master student in sociology at NTNU, Norway. Network analysis has recently sparked my interest in regards to studying the Fair Trade movement/ the Fairtrade commercial actor in my thesis.
> In your review of The Development of Social Network Analysis: A Study in the Sociology of Science by Linton Freeman (in Contemporary Sociology May 2008; 37, 3 pg 221), you comment on Freeman's fourth basic tenet of the social network paradigm:
> 4) "Relies on the use of mathematical and/or
computational models". This is where Freeman and I part company, as many
fine ethnographic network analyses eschew such models.
> I am very interested in knowing more about these ethnographic network analyses that eschew such models; do you maybe have a reference or two for these studies?
> Thank you so much in advance.
> Best regards
> Siv Muldal, NTNU
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