Social Network Analysis
Methods & Tools
Social Network Anlaysis Software
There is also a very helpful book out written by the programmers,
that explains the theoretical concepts and shows in screenshots
and commands how to use the statistical routines in Pajek:
Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek (Structural
Analysis in the Social Sciences) (Paperback) by Wouter de
Nooy , Andrej Mrvar , Vladimir Batagelj (2005).
Software for exploratory data analysis and visualization
Software for the analysis of repeated (longitudinal and dynamic)
MultiNet is an interactive computer program for the analysis
and display of discrete and continuous network data. Especially
useful for complex data and more advanced methods such as
module for Social Network Analysis
- Running UCInet
using the Virtual PC works pretty good, except for those times
when you are in the presentation mode.
Collection Instruments (web-based)
to display a long list of actors use rows to display all subjects
and columns for the relational questions (such as advice, information
- Basic subscription is free,
but limited to 10 questions and 100 responses
- You can also find a whole collection of other online tools
on the surveymonkey website (scroll down to "Compare
Us", very convenient)
Zoomerang Basic, free limited-use account (10 days use and limited
number of questions and responses)
instrument for the collection and analysis of network data
open-source online survey tool (free), unlimited number of questions
(20 different question types)
Professional Survey Software (very expansive..., no free version
targets academics and educators (for free as far as I could see)
= Representation of social distances
as physical distances
All listed softwares above can be used for data
analysis and representation. They are using iterative optimization
algorithms to adjust a node's position by reactiong to the positions
of others in the network.
- Moreno, J. L. (1934/1953). Who shall survive?
Washington, D. C., Nervous and Mental Disease Publishing Company.
- Moreno, J. L. (1946). "Sociogram and
sociomatrix: A note to the paper by Forsyth and Katz."
Sociometry 9: 348-349.
- Freeman, L. C. (2001). "Visualizing
Social Networks." Journal of Social Structure.
- Moody, J./McFarland, D./Bender-deMoll, S.
(2005): Dynamic Network Visualization, in: AJS 110/4: 1206-1241.
(inlcudes dynamic network movies)