***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** 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: https://www.acspri.org.au/node/1080 Regards, Rob -- 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 My book Web Social Science (SAGE) will be in bookstores in July -- _____________________________________________________________________ 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.