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This thread will end up as a nice bibliography, I think.

 

Three more suggestions:

 

If you want a supplemental textbook focusing on programming, I recently published a book with Springer, A User’s Guide to Network Analysis in R.

 

In my own network analysis seminar, I assign Networks: A Very Short Introduction, by Caldarelli & Catanzaro. Short, conceptual history of network analysis.

 

Covering some of the same ground, but more engaging is Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Science of Networks, by Mark Buchanan. Getting a little old, but a nice introduction.

 

--Doug Luke—

 

 

Douglas Luke

Director, Center for Public Health Systems Science

Director, Doctoral Program in Public Health Sciences

Professor, Brown School

Washington University, Campus Box 1196

One Brookings Dr., St. Louis, MO 63130

Website: http://cphss.wustl.edu

 

 

 

 

From: Social Networks Discussion Forum <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of "Doreian, Patrick D" <[log in to unmask]>
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I would add

Garry Robins, Doing Social Network Research, Sage

 

with best wishes
pat

patrick doreian
professor emeritus
department of sociology 
2602 WWPH
university of pittsburgh
pittsburgh, PA 15260
website: http://patrickdoreian.com

 


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I am averse to self-promotion, and I genuinely believe the books mentioned in this thread will be more useful than what I have written, whether because more comprehensive, or more sophisticated, or more concretely practice-oriented.  Still, my book Culture in Networks (Polity 2017; ISBN: 978-0745687162) was designed as a non-technical approach to integrating the study of culture and social networks, and might work well for an undergrad class on networks, or for a student interested in the digital humanities.  I just put it out there as you gather ideas.

 

Paul

 

Paul McLean

Professor of Sociology

Rutgers University

26 Nichol Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ  08901

 

 


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I’d also like to add Network Analysis Literacy by K. Zweig that I’m finding to be invaluable while writing my master’s thesis. The main themes are how, when, and why to use what network techniques, and which are best suited to what types of data. It places an emphasis on understanding the technical and mathematical decisions researchers should make, that can often be hidden behind ready-made programs with plug-and-play commands. Full text is available on Springer Link.

 

https://www.springer.com/fr/book/9783709107409

 

Cheers - Christian R. 


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For SNA, I like 'Analyzing Social Networks' by Borgatti, Everett, and Johnson. It does a nice job of giving a broad overview of the field and explaining concepts. There are multiple tie-in examples with UCINET, for which the corresponding code and datasets are included with the (free) online study resources. 

For digital humanities try checking out 'Bit by Bit' by Salganik (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.bitbybitbook.com_&d=DwIGaQ&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=yQQsvTNAnbvDXGM4nDrXAje4pr0qHX2qIOcCQtJ5k3w&m=Dq_oGRQHc1NyHLPZ5I6opd2PAxQeqHEtAH94AATAMqU&s=iqlK0aIG9rNPq5QKTald7ke1s9UdYqzTg48t-Yt3RE0&e=). That's listed as computational social science, not digital humanities, but you can check the full book out online to see if it meets your needs. I find it quite readable and easy to follow so it's hopefully good for young students as well.

On 4/16/19, 5:42 AM, "Social Networks Discussion Forum on behalf of Moses Boudourides" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:

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    Hello everyone,
   
    I have a question: Which textbooks would you consider appropriate for
    the following two courses?
   
    * NETWORKS (Network Science, Social Network Analysis)
    * DIGITAL HUMANITIES
   
    Please notice that these are two separate one semester long
    undergraduate courses intended for Liberal Arts and Humanities
    students.
   
    I would be obliged for any recommendations you might have the time to make.
   
    Thanks!
   
    --Moses
   
    Moses Boudourides, PhD
    Faculty at the MSDS online Data Science Program
    School of Professional Studies
    Northwestern University
   
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