Network Analysis

Institution: see Organisers & Acknowledgements

Programme of study: International Research Workshop

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

Date: Thursday, 02/10/14 from 09.30-18.00 h

Max. number of participants: 20

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 and its application. The focus will be on social networks as structure.. We will use the software package Pajek (the book edition: to analyse centrality and prestige in networks, subgroup, and roles and positions.

Recommended literature and pre-readings:

  • 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.

You have to register for the 8th International Research Workshop to participate in this course.