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The Social Network Analysis Group of British Sociological Association is organising a one-day conference on "Mixed Method Approaches to Social Network Analysis".
Social Network analysis (SNA) is experiencing ‘a golden age of rapid growth’ (Burt, et al, 2012). Much of this development has occurred using a quantitative perspective, partly due to today’s expanded
computing technologies enabling statistical computations of large network structures. Despite calls in the literature, ‘few researchers have chosen to study social networks using qualitative methods’ (Hersberger, 2003) and in the UK, in particular, examples of qualitative SNA are rare (Heath et al 2009). Nonetheless, ‘social’ networks involve a world of meanings, feelings, relationships, attraction
s, dependencies, which have traditionally been at the heart of qualitative research and are amenable to a mixed-methods approach. The combination of SNA and qualitative methods has potential to enrich and deepen our understanding of network content in conjunction with network structure.
Organisers: Alessio D’Angelo, Middlesex University; Prof. Louise Ryan, Middlesex University; Dr. Paola Tubaro, University of Greenwich
Key Note Speaker: Prof. Nick Crossley, University of Manchester
Venue and date: Middlesex University, London (UK), 12 May 2014
Full programme: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/65619/SNAG_Prog_120514.pdf
Registration by 30 April at: http://portal.britsoc.co.uk/public/event/eventBooking.aspx?id=EVT10329
Dr. Paola Tubaro
Programme Leader for M.Phil./Ph.D and MA by Research
Senior Lecturer in Economic Sociology
Department of International Business and Economics
University of Greenwich, Business School
Room QM 163
Old Royal Naval College,
Park Row, Greenwich
London SE10 9LS
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