Social Network Analysis, online course, taught by Jen Golbeck
From Janet Dobbins@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jan 16 12:42:30 2017
Feb 26 - Mar 25: Introduction to Social Network Analysis
Social Network Analysis has existed for a long time, but social media has fundamentally changed the way we do this analysis. Data have become more plentiful and easier to collect, but this has pushed the boundaries of existing techniques. Sociological
methods do not easily scale to the size of these networks, but purely statistical methods miss the complex social interactions that take place. This course will teach a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods for describing, measuring and analyzing
social networks. We will learn how to identify influential individuals, track the spread of information through networks, and see how to use these techniques on real problems.
Dr. Jennifer Golbeck, Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies and Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland, is a Research Fellow of the Web Science Research Initiative, the author of "Analyzing the
Social Web," and one of IEEE Intelligent Systems' "Top Ten to Watch" in 2006.
Participants can ask questions and exchange comments with the Dr. Golbeck via a private discussion board throughout the period. Participate at your own convenience; there are no set hours when you must be online. We estimate you will need about 15
hours per week.