Social Network Analysis: Methods and Examples prepares social science students to conduct their own social network analysis (SNA) by covering basic methodological tools along with illustrative examples from various fields. This innovative book takes a conceptual rather than a mathematical approach as it discusses the connection between what SNA methods have to offer and how those methods are used in research design, data collection, and analysis. Four substantive applications chapters provide examples from politics, work and organizations, mental and physical health, and crime and terrorism studies.
Social Network Analysis in Emotional and Physical Health
- Explain how social support and social influence from one’s social network affect emotional health, such as happiness, loneliness, and depression
- Examine how longitudinal social network analysis helps sort out interdependent social processes such as induction, homophily, and shared environment resulting in clustering of people with similar physiological and behavioral characteristics
- Appraise the mechanisms through which one’s social networks affect one’s propensity to drink or smoke, and even one’s body mass index (BMI)
- Discuss how one’s social network features are associated with initiation and cessation of illicit drug use
- Explain the gender difference between men and women in network composition of injection drug users (IDUs)
- Describe how understanding the network as a whole as opposed to a respondent’s direct contacts ...