Perspectives on Social Network Research

Perspectives on Social Network Research

1st Edition - November 28, 1979

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  • Editors: Paul W. Holland, Samuel Leinhardt
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260501

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Perspectives on Social Network Research covers the proceedings of the Mathematical Social Science Board's Advanced Research Symposium on Social Networks held at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, on September 18-21, 1975. This symposium was organized to survey research on social networks as well as review and criticize major research thrusts involving network studies of social behavior. The book covers topics such as the Davis/Holland/Leinhardt studies, structural sociometry, network analysis of the diffusion of innovations, and the deterministic models of social networks. Also covered are topics such as structural control models for group processes, social clusters and opinion clusters, equilibrating processes in social networks, and estimation of population totals by use of snowball samples. The text is recommended for sociologists, anthropologists, and psychologists, especially those who would like to know more about social network and are currently engaged in research in that particular field.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors and Symposium Participants


    1 The Advanced Research Symposium on Social Networks

    2 On Balance and Attribution

    3 Balance and Clusterability: An Overview

    4 The Davis/Holland/Leinhardt Studies: An Overview

    5 Structural Sociometry

    6 A Primer on Blockmodeling Procedure

    7 Some Problems Relating to Randomly Constructed Biased Networks

    8 Network Analysis of the Diffusion of Innovations

    9 Deterministic Models of Social Networks

    10 Independent Generalizations of Balance

    11 Structural Control Models for Group Processes

    12 Toward a General Framework for Dynamic Theories of Sentiment in Small Groups Derived from Theories of Attitude Change

    13 Social Clusters and Opinion Clusters

    14 Equilibrating Processes in Social Networks: A Model for Conceptualization and Analysis

    15 Graph Sampling Compared to Conventional Sampling

    16 Estimation of Population Totals by Use of Snowball Samples

    17 A Study of Interlocking Directorates: Vital Concepts of Organization

    18 Network Analysis in Large Social Systems: Some Theoretical and Methodological Problems

    19 Network Analysis: Orienting Notion, Rigorous Technique, or Substantive Field of Study?

    20 Networks, Algorithms, and Analysis

    21 Cognitive Balance Theory and Social Network Analysis: Remarks on Some Fundamental Theoretical Matters

    22 Acquisition and Management of Social Network Data

    23 Perspectives on Social Networks

    24 The Theory-Gap in Social Network Analysis

    25 Social Networks and Scientific Ideas: The Case of the Idea of Networks


Product details

  • No. of pages: 544
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: November 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260501

About the Editors

Paul W. Holland

Samuel Leinhardt

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  • piere_christine Wed Feb 07 2018

    Useful and interesting to read

    The book is intriguing and very easy to be read.In adopting the social network approach, the attachment theory proves to be a particularly useful instrument for reflecting on the consequence of social change and social networks .The book was awarded by the users of Notcy Media [] as Book of the year."Perspectives on Social Network Research" is recommended for all parents and teenagers.