[Air-L] Difference between social network analysis and analysisof social networks
norman.pena at paulus.net
Tue Feb 28 00:37:37 PST 2012
Thanks for the notes and resources shared.
1) There is something interesting in Hansen etc book on page 34 which speaks
of vertices: "Often they represent people or social structures... At other
times they represent content such as web pages, keyword tags or videos." The
research I am actually doing involves more the keyword tag categories rather
than people (whose identity as declared especially in YouTube is a bit
fluid). Have you had experience in an analysis of social media network
with content key word tag as vertices?
2) While it is possible to speak of difference between SNA and analysis of
social network, is there a possiblity of convergence for them too. What
would be the common elements in this convergence if at all it is possible?
From: "Márcio Carneiro" <slz38545 at terra.com.br>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 3:56 PM
To: "Simone Gabbriellini" <simone.gabbriellini at gmail.com>; "Norman Pena"
<norman.pena at paulus.net>
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Subject: Re: [Air-L] Difference between social network analysis and
analysisof social networks
> About the beginning of SNA you can take a look in Hansen,Shneiderman and
> Smith - Analyzing Social Media Networks with Node XL . According them,
> the social science roots of SNA can be found in the 1800s in Comte and
> Simmels 's work . But the core concepts and methods of modern SNA date
> from the 1930s with the work of Jacob Moreno. ( See "Moreno, J.L. (1934) .
> Who shall survive ?" - Its an analysis of relationships among members of a
> football team.)
> Márcio Carneiro
> DCS/UFMA and TIDD-PUC/SP
> -----Mensagem Original-----
> From: Simone Gabbriellini
> Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 10:18 AM
> To: Norman Pena
> Cc: <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>
> Subject: Re: [Air-L] Difference between social network analysis and
> analysisof social networks
> dear Norman,
> one temptative answer: analysis of social networks often stands for
> analysis of ONLINE social network. social network analysis (SNA) does not
> limit itself to online networs. SNA conceives its object as made by nodes
> and links and use graph and maths tecniques to describe or model such
> networks of nodes and links.
> analysis of social networks does not limit itself to SNA as the only tool
> to understand its object, it could include data mining, traditional
> statistics... of course, if you model your online social network as a
> graph with nodes (users) and links (friendship) and you calculate
> centrality measures on it, then you are doing SNA inside your analysis of
> the social network.
> Simone Gabbriellini
> Sent from my iPhone
> Il giorno 27/feb/2012, alle ore 14:00, "Norman Pena"
> <norman.pena at paulus.net> ha scritto:
>> Dear AIR list members,
>> I would really appreciate help in finding additional referenced dealing
>> with the differences and/or converegence betweek social network analysis
>> and analysis of social networks. One such reference could be the work
>> published in 2008 by psychologists Cheryl _Coyl and Heather Vaughn
>> "Social Networking: Communication Revolution or Evolution?" wherein they
>> confirmed, "social networking was not created in the age of the internet
>> but existed even before".
>> Thank you.
>> Norman Pena
>> Doctoral candidate, Pontifical Salesian University
>> Rome, Italy
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