Postgraduate Module Descriptor


SSI3001: Introduction to Social Network Analysis

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level6
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Lorien Jasny (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

SSI2005 or instructor approval

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

The purpose of the module is to introduce you to the topic of social network analysis. Conceptually, this is different than social networking platforms like facebook and twitter; social network analysis is a way of looking at social data that focuses on relationships between or among social entities. In the social sciences, we frequently find that the structure of social relationships is crucial for understanding any number of processes, trends, and outcomes like why people joing social movements, which individuals get social or financial opportunities, and how organisations collaborate to change policy. This course presents an introduction to various concepts, methods, and applications of social network analysis drawn from the social and behavioral sciences.

It is expected that you will have a working knowledge of the R programming language before starting this course, although review and assistance will be provided.

Module created

11/12/2019

Last revised

13/05/2022