Learning NodeXL: Friendship & Party Invitation Sociogram

Posted by Ann Schultz

Apr 27

Analysis of Findings

Social network analysis is the application of the broader field of network science to the study of human relationships and connections (Hansen, Shneiderman, & Smith, 2011, p. 4).”  Networks are “collection[s] of things and their relationships to one another.  The 'things' that are connected are called nodes, vertices, entities, and in some contexts, people - refer to Figure 1.  The connections between the vertices are called edges, ties, and links - refer to Figure 2 (Hansen, Shneiderman, & Smith, 2011, p. 31).”  Social networks are formed “whenever people interact, directly or indirectly, with other people, institutions, and artifacts (Hansen, Shneiderman, & Smith, 2011, p. 31-32).” 

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Topic Categories: Social Network Analysis, NodeXL, Information Visualization

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