Application Deadline: March 30, 2018

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, MD is 
accepting applications for an Introduction to Social Network Analysis Short 
This 5-day short course, which will take place from July 16 - 20, 2018,  will 
serve as an 
introduction to the theory and practice of social network analysis (SNA). Where 
standard statistical analysis assumes that observations on different entities 
organizations, animals, etc.) are independent, SNA looks to the relationships 
these observations to try to explain why this configuration of relationships 
might exist, 
or how this network structure explains other attributes of the network. While 
science has a long tradition, this field has recently exploded with new data 
resources in 
social media and new computational methods, particularly in the application to 
environmental systems.

Network Theory

What is network data? What are the problems in collecting it? What kinds of 
can we use it to answer? How is it different from other data?

Network Measures

Structural & locational properties of actors/locations/resources (centrality, 
prestige, & 
prominence to determine popular resources, organizations, etc.), structural 
(subgroups & cliques), equivalence of actors (structural equivalence & block 
models to 
determine niche differentiation or social isomorphism), local analyses (dyadic 
& triadic 
analysis, brokerage to determine structural hierarchies and key resources or 

Hypothesis Testing

Matrix permutation tests, conditional uniform random graphs, network 
models, introduction to statistical global analyses (p1, p*, ERGMs, & their 
temporal models

For questions, please contact Dr. Lorien Jasny at

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