Social Network Analysis: An Introduction with an Extensive Implementation to a Large-Scale Online Network Using Pajek

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This brief textbook explains the principles of social network analysis. The book goes beyond theoretical concepts and gives the reader complete knowledge about how to apply analytical techniques ...
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Summary and Future Directions

Pp. 103-111 (9)

Seifedine Kadry and Mohammed Z. Al-Taie

Abstract

In this chapter we will summarize the main concepts that have been addressed throughout this book such as what is SNA, the different types of networks, properties of networks, concepts of graph theory, SNA modeling tools, uses of SNA and other topics with extreme brief. Then we will summarize our main findings that provide answers to questions such as who are the top ten users in the Book Crossing community and what are the top ten popular books and so on.

Keywords:

Top ten users, top ten popular books, top ten unpopular books, transitivity, measuring tests, information retrieval, epidemiology, descriptive SNA applications, NodeXL, Gephi, StOCENT, UCINET, network navigation, community structure, clustering, transitivity.

Affiliation:

School of Engineering American university of the Middle East Kuwait