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Hello everyone, 
I posted a request on SCONET on how Social Network Analysis has been
conducted in the educational research last Friday. Below is the
comprehensive list that covers all the information received by emails
and face-to-face meeting. I would like to thank those who provided the
Enjoy reading!

Gilad Ravid 
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Gilad provided three papers on SNA and educational research:
Aviv, R., Erlich, Z., & Ravid, G. (2003). Network Analysis of Knowledge
Construction in Asynchronous Learning Networks. Journal of Asynchronous
Learning Networks, 7(3), Article 1.
Aviv, R., Erlich, Z., & Ravid, G. (2005). Reciprocity Analysis of Online
Learning Networks. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 9(4),
Article 1.
Aviv, R., Erlich, Z., & Ravid, G. (2005). Response Neighborhoods in
Online Learning Networks: A Quantitative Analysis. Educational
Technology & Society, 8(4), 90-100.

Ken Frank 
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Ken pointed out that there is a great history of networks in educational
research including work by Coleman, Newcomb, Joyce Epstein, Maureen

For a baseline and history, see:
Frank, K. A. 1998. "The Social Context of Schooling: Quantitative
Methods". Review of
sonal%20Relations.pdf> Research in Education 23, chapter 5: 171-216.
Available at Ken's website along with many other pieces on networks and

Jenna Neal
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She recommended the work of Charles Bidwell and perhaps Dan McFarland.

One of Jenna's recent in press articles examines how social network
mechanisms (cohesion and structural equivalence) influence elementary
school teachers' use of new classroom practices:

Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., Atkins, M.S., Henry, D.H., & Frazier, S.L. (in
press). Channels of change: Contrasting network mechanisms in the use of
interventions. American Journal of Community Psychology.

Some of Jenna's publications on kids' peer networks in schools are: 
Neal, J.W., Cappella, E., Wagner, C., & Atkins, M.S. (in press). Seeing
eye to eye: Predicting teacher-student agreement on classroom social
networks. Social Development.

Neal, J.W. (2009). Network ties and mean lies: A relational approach to
relational aggression. Journal of Community Psychology, 37(6), 737-753.

Neal, J.W. (2008). Kracking the missing data problem: Applying
Krackhardt's cognitive social structures to school-based social network
research. Sociology of Education, 81, 140-162.

Hartti Suomela 
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Hartti pointed out the following website of Professor McFarland's
publication. Prof. MaFarland at Stanford university has studied
classroom behavior

Caroline Haythornthwaite 
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Caroline has used SNA to look at in-class interactions in online

Haythornthwaite, C. (2001). Exploring multiplexity: Social network
structures in a computer-supported distance learning class. The
Information Society, 17(3), 211-226.

Haythornthwaite, C. (2002). Strong, weak and latent ties and the impact
of new media. The Information Society, 18(5), 385 - 401.

Haythornthwaite, C. (2008). Learning relations and networks in web-based
communities. International Journal of Web Based Communities, 4(2),

She is currently using SNA to look at entrepreneurial activity by
teachers. In connection with the latter project her research assistant,
Wei Goa, has compiled a list of papers associated with learning

Caroline suggested work by Maartin de Laat
( who is using network visualizations as
feedback mechanism for teachers and school administrators.

Caroline pointed out that the recent 'Networked Learning' conference in
Denmark also included some use of social network analysis (although the
'networked' of the title is not SNA networks).

Alan J. Daly 
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Alan is currently editing a book on social networks in education
(Harvard Press) --it will come out in the Fall. 

Alan has done research on social network in education. You can download
his network papers on the following website

Sarah Buckley
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Sarah's PhD thesis covers social network analysis in educational
Buckley, S. (2009). The affective and relational bases of adolescent
mathematics anxiety. Unpublished PhD thesis, The University of

Paul Broome
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"There was an oral presentation on "Commandments for Children, Time and
RAlog" at the CCCB, Greens of Rock Glen, MD, USA, 2010/06/05.  The
content was from publications so old that I hesitate to reference them."

Yu Zhao
Research Fellow
National & International Surveys 
Australian Council for Educational Research
19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell VIC 3124
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