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The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) will host this new course co-taught by myself (Lorien Jasny) and Phillip Staniczenko (http://staniczenkoresearch.net/). The application is short, and the deadline is April 2nd! A description of the course and appropriate links are below, and please contact me with any questions. Some funding for travel and lodging is available, and support decisions are made independently.

 

All the best,

Lorien

 

For more details and to apply: https://www.sesync.org/opportunities/short-courses/introduction-to-social-and-ecological-network-analysis

 

Course Summary: This 5-day short course, which will take place 10-14 of June 2019, will serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of social and ecological network analysis. Whereas standard statistical analyses assume that data on different entities (e.g., people, organizations, animals) are independent, network analysis also describes the relationships among entities to explain why a particular configuration of relationships is observed, and how the structure of a network explain emergent properties of the social and/or ecological system under investigation. Although network science has a long tradition, the field has recently exploded with the advent of new data resources and computational methods, particularly with regards to the application of network analysis to socio-environmental systems.

 

The course will begin with an introduction to networks, and then cover a variety of techniques used to analyze social and ecological networks, including examples from the literature and hands-on practicals. The focus of the last two days will be how to develop questions about networks in a socio-environmental context and testing them appropriately. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data. There will be reserved time each day to apply new concepts to your own datasets. For those without data on hand, the instructor will help you find interesting datasets to practice on during the course.

 

 

Dr. Lorien Jasny

Senior Lecturer | Q-Step Centre

Department of Politics | University of Exeter

+44 (0) 1392 725629 | Clayden 1.05

 

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