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Dear Barry,

 

Knowing the legacy of your contributions I understand why you would like to defend this position. But maybe we need to re-think this.

 

What about calling 'Network Analysis' a paradigm that incorporates: 

'social network analysis' with 

'business network analysis', 

'actor-network theory', and other methods / approaches / methodologies for network analysis.

 

Can we go beyond interconnected human beings, to interconnected organisations and business units, and even heterogeneous systems of interconnected people, organisations, institutions, assets/resources, technological/cultural artefacts... My social capital is not only my social contacts, and I hardly could capitalise on all potential social contacts that I have through SOCNET (for example).

 

Emanuela Todeva 

University of Surrey, UK

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From: Social Networks Discussion Forum on behalf of Barry Wellman
Sent: Thu 05/01/2006 18:15
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Subject: SNA is not a method



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Dear Sergio Romero (and others),

Your homework assignment is to write 100 times:

"Social Network Analysis is not 'a method' but a paradigm.
A way of looking at the social world and analyzing it."

To see it as only a method is to miss the whole point of SNA.

 Barry, INSNA founder
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