Harvard Political Networks Conference
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Travel and Hotel Info
 
Day 1: June 11
Workshop Sessions
and Opening Reception

Workshop Information

Workshop for Beginners
Designed to teach basic principles about network and analysis. Assumes no prior experience or familiarity with networks.

"Getting Started with Social Network Analysis Using R and statnet"

Presenters
Carter Butts and Lorien Jasny

Description
This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of social network analysis in the R statistical computing platform, using the statnet software suite. Emphasis will be on basic data importation and manipulation, visualization, and classical network analysis (including computation of centrality scores, graph-level indices, and block modeling). Simple hypothesis testing and exploratory modeling strategies will also be discussed. No prior knowledge of R is assumed, although some background with standard network analytic methods will be helpful.

For more information, please see the workshop web page at http://nips2009.statnet.org/, or our project home page at http://www.statnet.org/.

Advanced Workshop
Designed to cover more advanced topics in network analysis. Good for participants who have some prior experience working with network data.

"Advanced Social Network Analysis Using R and statnet"

Presenters
Steve Goodreau and David Hunter

Description
This workshop will introduce the use of the R statistical computing platform (via the statnet software suite) for statistical modeling of social network data. Topics covered include the use of exponential random graph (ERG or p*) models for representing structural hypotheses, model parameterization, simulation and inference, degeneracy checking, and goodness-of-fit assessment. Although a short "refresher" will be provided, some prior exposure to R and standard network analytic methods is strongly recommended.

For more information, please see the workshop web page at http://nips2009.statnet.org/, or our project home page at http://www.statnet.org/.

The workshops have an attendance limit, and a notice will be posted if either of them are filled.

 

8:00am-9:00am Continental Breakfast & Registration
CGIS South Building Concourse

9:00am-12:15pm Workshops

Workshop for Beginners
Belfer Case Study Room (Room S020)

Carter Butts
University of California, Irvine, buttsc@uci.edu
Lorien Jasny
University of California, Irvine, ljasny@uci.edu

Advanced Workshop
Tsai Auditorium (Room S010)

Steve Goodreau
University of Washington, goodreau@washington.edu
David Hunter
Pennsylvania State University, dhunter@stat.psu.edu

12:15pm-1:30pm Break for Lunch

1:30pm-4:45pm Workshops

Workshop for Beginners
Belfer Case Study Room (Room S020)

Carter Butts
University of California, Irvine, buttsc@uci.edu
Lorien Jasny
University of California, Irvine, ljasny@uci.edu

Advanced Workshop
Tsai Auditorium (Room S010)

Steve Goodreau
University of Washington, goodreau@washington.edu
David Hunter
Pennsylvania State University, dhunter@stat.psu.edu

4:45pm-5:00pm Break

5:00pm-6:30pm Welcome Reception, Opening Remarks, and a Special Presentation
CGIS South Building Concourse
Tsai Auditorium (Room S010)

James Fowler
University of California, San Diego, jhfowler@ucsd.edu
David Lazer
Harvard University, david_lazer@harvard.edu

Networking Networkers: An Exploration of the Patterns of Collaboration among Attendees to the First Harvard Political Networks Conference
Ramiro Berardo
University of Arizona, berardo@email.arizona.edu
Co-Author: Ruth Alminas, University of Arizona

Please note that this preliminary program is subject to change.

 

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