***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear All, I have a book titled Web Social Science (SAGE) which will be in the bookstores by July. I hope you might consider it for your teaching :-) . There is quite a lot in there about social networks. If you would like more information, please contact me. Below is the book blurb and also a link to the page on the SAGE website. Regards, Rob This book provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Web Social Science. It demonstrates how the Web is being used to collect social research data, such as online surveys and interviews, as well as digital trace data from social media environments, such as Facebook and Twitter. It also illuminates how the advent of the Web has led to traditional social science concepts and approaches being combined with those from other scientific disciplines, leading to new insights into social, political and economic behaviour. Situating social sciences in the Digital Age, this book gives you the opportunity to: - Gain an understanding of the fundamental changes to society, politics and the economy that have resulted from the advent of the Web - Learn about relevant data, tools and research methods for conducting research using web data - Learn how how web data are providing new insights into long-standing social science research questions - Understand how social science can facilitate an understanding of life in the Digital Age Original and timely, this book will be of immense value for students and researchers throughout the social sciences. It will also be an important resource for students and researchers from information science, computer science and engineering who want to learn about how social scientists are thinking about and researching the Web. http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book234439?status=Forthcoming&classification=%22Academic%20Books%22&sortBy=defaultPubDate%20desc&fs=1 -- Dr Robert Ackland Associate Professor, Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, The Australian National University e-mail: [log in to unmask] homepage: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/ackland-rj project: http://voson.anu.edu.au 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.