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Dear colleagues,

We kindly remind that the Autonomous University of Barcelona organizes the seventh edition of the summer course "The measurement of personal networks" (July 1 - 5, 2012).

The course is intended for PhD students and researchers interested in designing their own personal network studies.

In this edition we will present the new version of EgoNet which allows *multiple name generators and a flexible number or alters*, and the prototype of a *smartphone app* for gathering both cognitive and behavioral personal network data,  the Social Capital Companion, developed by Juergen Lerner.

The program includes discussions about name generators, name interpreters, reliability and validity of the measures, and respondent burden. In addition, mixed method designs in personal network research will be discussed. Participants will have hands-on sessions with various packages for the collection, visualization and analysis of personal networks.  An international seminar on personal networks will end the course, with the keynote of Betina Hollstein (University of Hamburg).

Graduate students that currently are not enjoying a doctorate grant, can apply for one summer course grant that covers the inscription cost (380€),

Registration deadline: June 28, 2013.

Professors (this list can change): Miranda J. Lubbers and José Luis Molina (UAB) with invited participations of Juergen Lerner (University of Konstanz), and Markus Gamper (University of Cologne).

The summer course details can be found here:

All the best,

José Luis Molina
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Departament d'Antropologia social i cultural 
Edifici B- Facultat de Lletres. Despatx B9-229 
08193-Bellaterra (Spain)
Tf.: + 34 93 581 11 42
Fax: + 34 93 586 83 23
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