Social Network Analysis Instructional Web Site. This purpose of this website is to promote understanding of social network analysis by supporting the teaching of network analysis.
It basically contains handouts that explain the concepts and techniques of network analysis. While all the materials on this site are copyright protected, permission is automatically granted for students to download copies for their own use, and for teachers to photocopy for their students. Everyone should feel free to link to any pages on this site. All other use, including but not limited to commercial reproduction of this material, is strictly forbidden without written permission from Steve Borgatti. Social network analysis software. Social network analysis software (SNA software) is software which facilitates quantitative or qualitative analysis of social networks, by describing features of a network either through numerical or visual representation.
Overview Some SNA software can perform predictive analysis. This includes using network phenomena such as a tie to predict individual level outcomes (often called peer influence or contagion modeling), using individual-level phenomena to predict network outcomes such as the formation of a tie/edge (often called homophily models) or particular type of triad, or using network phenomena to predict other network phenomena, such as using a triad formation at time 0 to predict tie formation at time 1.
Network analysis software generally consists of either packages based on graphical user interfaces (GUIs), or packages built for scripting/programming languages. LibSNA: the library for Social Network Analysis. Cytoscape: An Open Source Platform for Complex-Network Analysis and Visualization. NodeXL. The simplest, easiest way to get insights into networks, try the free and open NodeXL!
Network Overview Discovery and Exploration for Excel 2007/2010/2013 NodeXL provides support for social network analysis in the context of a spreadsheet. See: NodeXL is a project from the Social Media Research Foundation and is a collaboration among: NodeXL is the free and open add-in for Excel that supports network overview, discovery and exploration. INSNA home page @insna.org. International Network for Social Network Analysis. LibSNA: the library for Social Network Analysis.