***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Hi Ken, As a first read, I'd recommend Knoke and Kuklinski, 1982. "Network Analysis". Sage University Paper Series on Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences, No. 28. For a thorough introduction, you should look at Wasserman and Faust, 1994. "Social Network Analysis". Cambridge Univ. Press. Hope this helps, --Larry On Mon, 1 Dec 2003, Ken Cousins wrote: > Snip, snip ... > I would also appreciate suggestions as to ideal "first reads" - something akin to "Social Network Analysis for Dummies." If such a thing exists, please forward the citation information. > > Thanks in advance for your help and advice. > > Regards, > > Ken Cousins > Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda > Department of Government and Politics > 3114 C Tydings Hall > University of Maryland, College Park > T: (301) 405-4133 > C: (301) 758-4490 > F: (301) 314-7619 > [log in to unmask] > > "The important thing is not to stop questioning. > Curiosity has its own reason for existing." > Albert Einstein > Lawrence E. Raffalovich Associate Professor Department of Sociology e-mail: [log in to unmask] University at Albany State University of New York Voice: (518) 442-4456 1400 Washington Ave. Fax: (518) 442-4936 Albany, NY 12222 _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.