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Understanding social networks : theories, concepts, and findings

Author: Charles Kadushin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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The swift spread of social network concepts and their applications and the rising use of network analysis in social science has necessitated an overview of this field. This book explains the big ideas that underlie the social network phenomenon. It covers fundamental concepts, then discusses networks and their core themes in increasing order of complexity. The author demystifies the concepts, theories, and findings  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Kadushin
ISBN: 9780195379464 0195379462 9780195379471 0195379470
OCLC Number: 712983576
Description: xii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting connected --
Basic network concepts: individual members of networks --
Basic network concepts: whole social networks --
Basic network concepts: network segmentation --
The psychological foundations of social networks --
Small groups, leadership, and social networks: the basic building blocks --
Organizations and networks --
The small world, circles, and communities --
Networks, influence, and diffusion --
Networks as social capital --
Ethical dilemmas of social network research --
Ten master ideas of social networks.
Responsibility: Charles Kadushin.
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Understanding Social Networks explains the big ideas that underlie social networks, covering fundamental concepts then discussing networks and their core themes in increasing order of complexity.  Read more...

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