Social Network Analysis

Event Date: 

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:00am

Event Location: 

  • UCSB Library
  • Room 1312 525 UCEN Rd Santa Barbara
  • CA 93106

The Center for Information Technology and Society, with UCSB Library’s Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory, are offering workshops to CITS students and faculty to broaden their technical knowledge.

The CITS/IT&S workshops will focus on Big Data, Social Network Analysis, and Scraping/Gathering Data for Social Media Analyses. Workshops are taught by Dr. Ziad Matni and Devin Cornell.

No previous experience with specific software tools is required. However, for those who are unfamiliar with Python (for Gathering Data from Social Media), the library Collaboratory is offering CITS priority reservations at its 2-day Software Carpentry Workshops.

Social Network Analysis (Created and taught by Devin Cornell) May 16


This one day workshop will cover the practical and theoretical foundations of Social Network Analysis methodologies. The workshop will begin with some fundamental concepts and a basic history of the methodology up to currently active areas of research. Next, we will review both traditional network data collection through surveys and modern tools for collecting digital social media data, and start working hands-on with pre-collected data of both types. We will cover how to use Gephi for visualization and basic analysis, then do more advanced statistical analyses in R. Finally, the workshop will end with an overview of different tools that can be used for network analysis, and how you might apply them to your own research.