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Social network analysis in an age of digital information.

Hardey, M. (2018) 'Social network analysis in an age of digital information.', in Encyclopedia of social network analysis and mining. New York, NY: Springer, pp. 2671-2677.


The term “social network analysis” (SNA) provides an increasingly overarching research context for scholars, as well as policy makers, industry, commercial organizations, and the public sector. It refers not only to an integrated set of theoretical concepts and analytic methods but intends to explain a whole set of relationships and their variations as these are defined by “a specific set of linkages” and their “additional property” (Mitchell 1969, p. 2).

Item Type:Book chapter
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Date accepted:11 April 2018
Date deposited:26 July 2018
Date of first online publication:02 June 2018
Date first made open access:No date available

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