Network Analysis

Institution: see Organisers & Acknowledgements

Program of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Dr. Per Kropp (Institute for Employment Research)


03.10.2013, 09:30 – 17:30

Room: n.s.

Max. number of participants: 20

Semester periods per week: n.s.

Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS

Language of instruction: English/German (depending on participants)


This course will familiarize students with basic concepts in social network analysis. The focus will be on two topics: social networks as resources, and social networks as structure. The resource approach focuses on the social embeddedness of individual action and can be investigated using standard statistical tools. Investigating social networks as structure, however, requires special network analysis software (Pajek). Centrality and prestige in networks, subgroup analysis, and roles and positions will be analyzed.

  • References

De Nooy, W., A. Mrvar, et al. (2011). Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek, Cambridge University Press.

Freeman, L. (2011): The Development of Social Network Analysis—with an Emphasis on Recent Events. In J. Scott and P. J. Carrington (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis. London: SAGE Publications.

Mouw, T. (2003). Social Capital and Finding a Job: Do Contacts Matter? American Sociological Review 68(6): 868- 898.

You have to register for the 7th International Research Workshop to participate in this course.