***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** I will be teaching a short course on Hyperlink Network Analysis at the upcoming Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI) training program. The course runs for one week (2-6 July) and it is conveniently timed for the week before the 2012 RC33 Eighth International Conference on Social Science Methodology, also held in Sydney. For more details on my course, see http://acspri.org.au/node/953 This course will provide students with an introduction to empirical approaches for studying hyperlink networks, with a substantive focus on organisational WWW hyperlink networks and blog networks. The course will introduce students to three broad approaches to social scientific research into hyperlink networks, looking at examples of research where hyperlink networks have been studied as citation networks (library and information sciences), issue networks (media studies) and social networks (sociology). There will also be an introduction to three available tools for hyperlink network research: Issuecrawler, SocSciBot and VOSON (which was created by the course instructor). The practical part of the course will focus on VOSON, which is a tool for hyperlink network construction and analysis, and is available as a web application and as a plugin to NodeXL (a free Excel 2007/2010 template for social network analysis). Finally, there will be an introduction to statistical analysis of hyperlink networks using ERGM/p* models. Online references: See http://voson.anu.edu.au and http://www.uberlink.com for information on VOSON and http://nodexl.codeplex.com for information on NodeXL. Related readings: Ackland, R. (2010), "WWW Hyperlink Networks," Chapter 12 in D. Hansen, B. Shneiderman and M. Smith (eds), Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a connected world. Morgan-Kaufmann. Ackland, R. and M. O'Neil (2011), "Online collective identity: The case of the environmental movement," Social Networks, 33, 177-190. Lusher, D. and R. Ackland (2011), "A Relational Hyperlink Analysis of an Online Social Movement," Journal of Social Structure, volume 12, number 5. Available at: http://www.cmu.edu/joss/content/articles/volume12/Lusher/ -- Assoc. Prof. Robert Ackland Coordinator of Master of Social Research, Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, The Australian National University Information about the Master of Social Research (Social Science of the Internet specialisation): http://adsri.anu.edu.au/graduate-study/msr CRICOS No: 061772F -- _____________________________________________________________________ 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.