Network analysis in the social sciences.

  title={Network analysis in the social sciences.},
  author={Stephen P. Borgatti and Ajay Mehra and Daniel J. Brass and Giuseppe Joe Labianca},
  volume={323 5916},
Over the past decade, there has been an explosion of interest in network research across the physical and social sciences. For social scientists, the theory of networks has been a gold mine, yielding explanations for social phenomena in a wide variety of disciplines from psychology to economics. Here, we review the kinds of things that social scientists have tried to explain using social network analysis and provide a nutshell description of the basic assumptions, goals, and explanatory… CONTINUE READING
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