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Network Analysis Workshops in the 2010 ICPSR Summer Program

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is pleased to announce its current course offerings on network analysis. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about this increasingly important and expanding field from internationally-recognized instructors who are not only first-rate scholars but also excellent teachers.

In 2010, we will be offering three five-day workshops in three different locations:

Network Analysis: An Introduction. June 7-11, Ann Arbor, MI. Instructors: Stanley Wasserman (Psychology and Statistics, Indiana University) and Ann McCranie (Sociology, Indiana University).

Social Network Analysis: An Introduction. July 12-16, Chapel Hill, NC. Instructor: Katherine Faust (Sociology, University of California, Irvine).

Network Analysis: Theory and Methods. August 16-20, Bloomington, IN. Instructors: Bernice Pescosolido (Sociology, Indiana University); Stanley Wasserman (Psychology and Statistics, Indiana University); Ann McCranie (Sociology, Indiana University).

The June workshop is almost full ..... there are still about 6 slots open.   Do hurry and register before it fills.

All three of these courses will cover similar material. The two introductory workshops will focus primarily on methods for analyzing relational data measured on groups of actors, along with the software tools for estimating network models. The theory and methods workshop will cover substantive considerations regarding networks, as well as methodological strategies for analyzing them. 

Unlike other workshops on network analysis being offered this summer at sites around the world, these ICPSR workshop offerings have been taught in this format for more than 25 years. ICPSR workshops are known for their small class sizes, easy access to very expert instructors, and hands-on computing exercises. Detailed software instruction illustrates how to construct, visualize, and analyze networks in several major software packages: UCINET, Pajek, PNet, Netdraw, and Network Workbench. Instructors meet with students face-to-face to discuss individual projects (bring your own data!). These workshops are simply the best around.

These workshops teach far more than other workshops that focus on how to use various network analysis computer programs.   They are designed for a wide range of disciplines.

Course descriptions, registration information, and the fee structure are all available on the ICPSR Summer Program web site: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail ( [log in to unmask]) or telephone (734.763.7400).

We hope to see you in the 2010 ICPSR Summer Program!

William G. Jacoby
Director, ICPSR Summer Training Program
   in Quantitative Methods of Social Research
University of Michigan
PO Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI   48106-1248

Professor, Department of Political Science
Michigan State University
303 South Kedzie Hall
East Lansing, MI   48824-1032

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