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Social Network Analysis using Stata

Date of Appearance: 
May 31, 2017
Duration of the course: 
Jun 14, 2017 to Jun 16, 2017
Application Deadline: 
Jun 7, 2017

Social Network Analysis using Stata

Date of Appearance: 
May 31, 2017
Duration of the course: 
Jun 14, 2017 to Jun 16, 2017
Application Deadline: 
Jun 7, 2017
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Course Details

Professional Training
Credits or certification after course completion: 
Certificate of participation will be issued at the end of the course
Study Options: 
Full-Time Residential

Course Fees

Regular Fee: 
€1 823,00
International Student Fee: 
€896,00
Comment: 
Course fees depend on the participant's current status: Students*: €896.00 Academic: €1494.00 Government /Nonprofit: €1658.00 Commercial: €1823.00 *To be eligible for student prices, participants must provide proof of their full-time student status for the current academic year. All fees are subject to VAT (applied at the current Italian rate of 22%). Course fees cover: i) teaching materials (copies of lecture slides, databases and Stata routines used during the workshop); ii) a temporary licence of Stata valid for 30 days from the beginning of the workshop; iii) half board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks) in a single room at the Centro Studi CISL from Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th June 2017 (3 nights).

Location of Course

Location: 
CISL Studium Centre
Via della Piazzuola, 7
50133 Florence FI
Italy

The field of Social Network Analysis is one of the most rapidly growing fields of the social sciences. Social network analysis focuses on the relationships that exist between individuals (or other units of analysis) such as friendship, advice, trust, or trade relationships. As such, network analysis is concerned with the visualization and analysis of network structures, as well as with the importance of networks for individuals’ propensities to adopt different kinds of behaviors.

This workshop provides an interdisciplinary opportunity for social scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, ethnologists, epidemiologists, organizational theorists to acquire the necessary tools to enable them to independently analyse social networks.

Up until now, researchers wishing to implement this type of analysis have been force to use specialized software for network analysis. A new set of user written commands developed by Thomas Grund are now available for Stata.  This workshop introduces the so-called nwcommands suite of over 90 Stata commands for social network analysis. The suite includes commands for importing, exporting, loading, saving, handling, manipulating, replacing, generating, visualizing, and animating networks. It also includes commands for measuring various properties of the networks and the individual nodes, for detecting network patterns and measuring the similarity of different networks, as well as advanced statistical techniques for network analysis including MR-QAP and ERGM.

 

Prerequisites:

  • Participants are required to have a basic knowledge of the statistical software Stata.

Language Requirements: 
English

Class Size: 
10 - 20 students

Average % of International Students: 
around 50%

Course Instructors/Professors:

  • Thomas Grund - University College Dublin

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