Chapter 9 Applications and Examples II

In Week 3, we explored a range of example applications of SNA in education. The purpose of that exploration was to expose ourselves to the potential of SNA for educational research and to get acquainted with basic SNA terminologies that were later introduced in the course.

This week, after considerable work on several areas, we’re going to do a ‘deep dive’ in more examples. This time, you are bringing with yourself a collection of SNA concepts and techniques. By critically examining examples closely, the goal of this week’s exploration is to further:

  • Understand how an SNA study could become theoretically and methodologically aligned
  • Detect critical decisions of SNA research in action
  • Understand how SNA techniques could be combined with other methods