***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hello SOCNET community, I was recently placed in charge of research design to assess the effectiveness of a network of literacy service providers in increasing the literacy levels in bounded community in Tucson. I am new to social network analysis methodology but I'm very interested in its application in this case (along with more ethnographic and quantitative approaches). I would begin by mapping the network of providers then the social networks of community members. I've been playing around with Gephi and (much less) Cytoscape and Pajek. I could use some assistance in gathering more references and resources, especially related to modeling networks in communities, diffusion of practices, and community change. Currently I am exploring the works of Douglas White (Network Analysis and Ethnographic Problems + Research Methods in Social Network Analysis with Freeman and Romney) and R. Keith Sawyer (on social emergence and complex systems). Thanks, Roberto __________________________________________ Roberto de Roock Doctoral Candidate in Language, Reading, & Culture Dept. of Teaching, Learning, & Sociocultural Studies University of Arizona [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.