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Hi, Lin,
I am learning about this, too. Here is a short list that I have compiled on
the topic. Hope it is helpful:

   - Wellman, B. (1983). Network analysis: Some basic principles.
   Sociological Theory, 1, 155-200.
   - Robins, G., Pattison, P., & Elliott, P. (2001). Network models for
   social influence processes. Psychometrika, 66(2), 161-189. doi:
   - Oliveira, M., & Gama, J. (2012). An overview of social network
   analysis. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge
   Discovery, 2(2), 99-115. doi: 10.1002/widm.1048
   - Marin, A., & Wellman, B. (2010). Social network analysis: An
   introduction. In P. Carrington & J. Scott (Eds.), Handbook of social
   network analysis. London, UK: Sage.
   - Butts, C. T. (2009). Revisiting the foundations of network analysis.
   Science, 325, 414-416.
   - Butts, C. T. (2008). Social network analysis: A methodological
   introduction. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 11, 13-41.
   - Borgatti, S. P., Mehra, A., Brass, D. J., & Labianca, G. (2009).
   Network analysis in the social sciences. Science, 323, 892-895.
   - Borgatti, S. P., & Foster, P. C. (2003). The network paradigm in
   organizational research: A review and typology. Journal of Management,
   29(6), 991-1013.


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