Perspectives on Social Network Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123525505, 9781483260501

Perspectives on Social Network Research

1st Edition

Editors: Paul W. Holland Samuel Leinhardt
eBook ISBN: 9781483260501
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th November 1979
Page Count: 544
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Description

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

Preface

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

Index

Details

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

About the Editor

Paul W. Holland

Samuel Leinhardt