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Online Resources

International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA): Professional association for researchers interested in social network analysis -

SOCNET: The social networks listserv:

Hanneman, R. & Riddle, M. (2005). Introduction to Social Network Methods. Riverside, CA: University of California, Riverside Available at

Journal of Statistical Software (esp. vol 24 on Statnet and sna packages in R) 

stack overflow - for R-based network analysis software issues and answers

inside-R - for technical syntax help with igraph, Statnet, sna packages in R

Visual Baseball Project - lots of MLB networks and other data vizs, just for fun


Borgatti S.P., M.G. Everett and J.C. Johnson, Analyzing Social Networks (2013), London, Sage Publications Ltd.

Jackson, M, O., Social and Economic Networks (2008), Princeton N.J., Princeton University Press.

Kolaczyk, E.D  and G. Csárdi, Statistical Analysis of Network Data with R, 2nd ed. (2013), New York, Springer.

Hansen, D.L., B. Schneiderman and M. A. Smith, Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World, (2011), Burlington M.A., Morgan Kaufman.

Lusher, DS, J. Koskinen and G. Robins (Eds), Exponential Random Graph Models for Social Networks: Theory, Methods and Applications, (2013), New York, Cambridge University Press  

Chevron, K., Network Graph Analysis and Visualization with Gephi, (2013) Birmingham, U.K., Packt Publishing Ltd.

Chevron, K., Mastering Gephi Network Visualization, (2015), Birmingham, U.K., Packt Publishing Ltd.

Scott, J. (1992). Social Network Analysis. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Online Table of Contents with excerpts

Wasserman, S. & Faust, K. (1994). Social Network Analysis. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Knoke, D., & Yang, S. (2008). Social Network Analysis (2nd ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Kilduff, M. & Tsai, W. (2003). Social Networks and Organizations (5th ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Rogers, E. M. (2003). Diffusion of innovations (5th ed.). New York: Free Press

Carrington, P., Scott, J., & Wasserman, S. (Eds) (2005). Models and Methods in Social Network Analysis (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences). Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Cross, R. & Parker, A. (2004). The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Press.

Burt, R. S., & Minor, M. (1983). Applied Network Analysis: A Methodological Introduction. Newbury Park: Sage Publications.




Social Networks


Journal of Social Structure

Social Network Analysis and Mining

Journal of Statistical Software

Cross, J. E., Ellyn, D., Rebecca N., & Fagan, J. M. (2009). Using mixed-method design and network analysis to measure development of interagency collaboration. American Journal of Evaluation, 30, 310-329.

Durland, M. & Fredericks, K. (Eds.). (2005). Social Network Analysis in Program Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, 107

Penuel, W. & Riel, M. (2007). The ‘new’ science of networks and the challenge of school change. Phi Delta Kappan, 88, 611-615.

Penuel, W., Riel, M., Joshi, A., Pearlman, L., Kim, C. M., & Frank, K. (2010). The alignment of the informal and formal organizational supports for reform: Implications for improving teaching in schools. Educational Administration Quarterly, 46, 57-95.

Penuel, W., Sussex, W., Korbak, C., & Hoadley, C. (2006). Investigating the potential of using social network analysis in educational evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 27, 437-451.

Wilson, C. J., Dougherty, C. A., Sutter, M., Mitchell-Jackson, J., Wellner, P., & Hall, N. (2009). Using social network analysis to advance traditional qualitative methods in evaluation and program design. Opinion Dynamics Corporation.

AEA365 posts


May 27
Gary Resnick on Using Social Network Analysis to Describe Inter-Organizational Coordination and Collaboration Networks

March 31
Susan Kistler on Low-cost/No-cost Tools for Evaluators and Winning a Copy of NodeXL Guide

March 30
Marc Smith on Using NodeXL

February 21
DVR Week: Johanna Morariu on Network Analysis and Mapping with Gephi and NodeXL


December 17
Susan Kistler on AEA eStudy Workshops on Social Network Analysis, Correlation & Regression, and Empowerment Evaluation

October 14
SNA TIG Week: Todd Honeycutt on Missing Data in Social Network Analysis

October 12
SNA TIG Week: Stacey Friedman on Defining Network Boundaries in Social Network Analysis

October 11
SNA TIG Week: Rebecca Woodland on Social Network Analysis as a Tool for Improving Teacher Collaboration

October 10
SNA TIG Week: Irina Agoulnik on Evaluation of Scientific Interdisciplinary Teams with Social Network Analysis

October 9
SNA TIG Week: Maryann Durland on Measurements and Sociograms in Social Network Analysis – Why Both Are Important

May 6
EdEval Week: Shelly Engelman and Tom McKlin on assessing the evolution of Social Networks Using NodeXL


September 28
Oliwier Dziadkowiec and Trish Peaster on Using Social Network Analysis in Evaluation

April 2
Maryann Durland on Network Analysis