Training and Events
Collecting and Analysing Ego Network Data
|London School of Economics|
Dr Eleanor Power
LSE PhD Academy, Lionel Robbins Building (4th floor), 10 Portugal Street
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Anna Izdebska, firstname.lastname@example.org, 02079556947
“Ego networks” represent the personal social networks of an individual, providing a sense of that person’s connections, and potentially the connections among those connections. This workshop will provide students with an understanding of when a study of ego networks may be desirable (particularly against the alternative of studying “complete” networks), and give them the tools to undertake such a study. We will cover the full research process, discussing issues of research design, sampling, data collection, descriptive analyses, hypothesis testing, and interpretation. In the course of the workshop, we will create our own ego network data, using different elicitation techniques. We will analyses these, along with other ego network data, using the statistical program R.
Borgatti, S. P., Everett, M. G., & Johnson, J. C. (2013). Analyzing social networks. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. [Chapter 15: “Ego Networks” pg. 262-283]
Wellman, B. (1979). The community question: the intimate networks of East Yorkers. The American Journal of Sociology, 84(5), 1201–1231.
Marsden, P. V. (2002). Egocentric and sociocentric measures of network centrality. Social Networks, 24(4), 407–422.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
Website and registration
Mixed Methods Data Handling and Data Analysis, Social Network Analysis
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