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Dear List,

I'm running a course in Social Media Analysis in Sydney, 1-5 July.  
There will be a strong networks focus.

This course will provide students with an introduction to social media 
analysis in the context of social research.  The course is designed for 
social researchers interested in social media, and covers methods of 
accessing and analysing digital trace data from websites, blogsites, 
Twitter and Facebook.  While there is emphasis on social networks (e.g. 
WWW hyperlink networks, follower networks in Twitter, friendship 
networks in Facebook), analysing text content from social media is also 
covered.  There will also be an introduction to using Virtual Worlds 
(e.g. Second Life and Massively Multiplayer Online Games) and online 
experiments for social research.  Analytic approaches include social 
network analysis and text content analysis.  The course also provides 
practical training in two software tools that can be used for social 
research using social media data: VOSON (for hyperlink network 
construction and analysis) and NodeXL (an Excel 2007/2010 template for 
social media network analysis).

You can find out more about the course and how to book here:


Dr Robert Ackland
Associate Professor, Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, The Australian National University

e-mail:   [log in to unmask]

Information about the Master of Social Research
(Social Science of the Internet specialisation):
CRICOS No: 061772F

My book Web Social Science (SAGE) will be in bookstores in July

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