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Social network analysis has been one of the fastest growing and most influential areas of recent times. Why has this happened? What are the key features of social network analysis?

This sparkling Handbook offers an unrivalled resource. Systematically, it introduces readers to the key concepts, substantive topics, central methods, and prime debates. Among the specific areas covered are: Network theory; Interdisciplinary applications; Online networks; Corporate networks; Lobbying networks; Deviant networks; Measuring devices; Key Methodologies; Software applications

The result is a peerless resource for teachers and students. It offers a critical survey of the origins, basic issues and major debates. Instead of consulting a variety of books and journal articles, the Handbook offers a one-stop guide that will be used by readers for decades to come.

A Reader's Guide to SNA Software

A reader's guide to SNA software
MarkHuisman and Marijtje A.J.van Duijn


Where can I find a comprehensive list of software applications for social network analysis? This seems a likely question, especially for a researcher who is new to social network analysis (SNA) or who is not familiar with software for SNA. The answer to the question of whether such a list exists1 is not a simple yes or no. Yes, there are several lists available in the literature and, more importantly, on the Internet, but no, none of these lists are complete or comprehensive.

Two good starting points in the search for SNA software can be found, however: the comprehensive collection of SNA tools publicly available on the software pages on the ...

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