The Development of Social Network Analysis: A Study in the Sociology of Science

@article{Wellman2008TheDO,
  title={The Development of Social Network Analysis: A Study in the Sociology of Science},
  author={Barry Wellman},
  journal={Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={37},
  pages={221 - 222}
}
  • B. Wellman
  • Published 1 May 2008
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews
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