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research-article | 27-March-2019

Do Men Discuss Birth Control? A Social Network Analysis in Bangladesh

structure and content of men’s social ties (Behrman et al., 2002; Kincaid, 2000; Montgomery and Casterline, 1993; Rutenberg and Watkins, 1997; Perkins et al., 2015). Fundamental questions of whether Bangladeshi men discuss birth control have not been posed. Hence, the aim of this study is to provide the first-ever view of men’s social interactions in the context of fertility control in Bangladesh using social network analysis. The results of this analysis reveal new avenues for action in population

Bhanu Bhatia

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 20 , ISSUE 2, 1–19

Research Article

Networks and Religion: Ties that Bind, Loose, Build Up, and Tear Down

social network analysts have shown little interest in exploring the interplay of networks and religion. In this paper, I review, and in some cases expand upon, what social scientists of religion have learned about networks and religion. I conclude with a call for social network analysts to focus the analytical tools of social network analysis on a phenomenon that has and continues to exert considerable influence in today’s world.

Sean F. Everton

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 16 , ISSUE 1, 1–34

research-article | 04-November-2019

Exploring Patterns of Social Relationships among Food Bloggers on Twitter Using a Social Network Analysis Approach

spread of content and information design practices among influencers that ultimately influence appetite. The current study begins to address this gap by leveraging social network analysis and theoretical frameworks of social relationships to explore and interpret patterns of connections among food bloggers on Twitter. Social Networking Sites Facilitate Connections Among Bloggers To establish themselves as social media influencers, bloggers must display their identities in an authentic manner online

Allison D. Hepworth, Jess Kropczynski, Justin Walden, Rachel A. Smith

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 20 , ISSUE 4, 1–21

Research Article | 11-February-2019

Do People Who Identify as Popular Become Popular in a New Network? A 9-Month Longitudinal Network Analysis

Abstract Although scholars have argued that people actively shape and reshape their social networks (e.g., Parks, 2016), this aspect of relational development has received little attention. This study sought to determine if people’s self-perceptions of interpersonal communication skills translated into behavior that led to relationship formation in a new network. A 9-month longitudinal social network analysis (N = 94) of the residents of a first-year university residence hall using Facebook tie

Christopher J. Carpenter, Xun Zhu, Rachel A. Smith

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 20 , ISSUE 1, 1–24

Research Article

Inter-Firm Social Networks Created by Mobile Laborers: A Case Study on Siteler in Ankara

. For this purpose a step-wise algorithm is employed in order to identify social sub-groups by employing social network analysis and by drawing on the flow data constructed for this study. What is evident from this study is that the social network created by the mobility of laborers in Siteler, an industrial cluster specialized in furniture production, reveals a topography of social relations that cannot be split into equally large blocks but eventually parceled out to micro parts consisting of

Burak Beyhan

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 12 , ISSUE 1, 1–33

research-article | 05-January-2021

COVID-19 Health Communication Networks on Twitter: Identifying Sources, Disseminators, and Brokers

Ian Kim, Thomas W. Valente

Connections: The Quarterly Journal, Volume 40 , ISSUE 1, 129–142

Research Article | 13-August-2019

Castells' network concept and its connections to social, economic and political network analyses

sheds light on this issue by analyzing how the network logic embraced by Castells defines the social, economic, and political relations in his theory of network society, and how such aspects of his theory relate to social network analysis. It is shown that Castells’ institutional network concept is derived from the increased relevance of networks as the emerging form of social organization, epitomized by the idea of global networks of instrumental exchanges. He did not shed light on the

Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 16 , ISSUE 1, 1–18

research-article | 30-November-2018

Structural and Contextual Patterns in Family Health History Knowledge among African American Adults: A Mixed-Methods Social Network Analysis Study*

well as cultural characteristics, particularly as it relates to health communication. Purpose The purpose of this mixed-methods social network analysis study was to identify structural and contextual patterns in African American adults’ FHH knowledge, based on their interpersonal communication with their relatives. In particular, the first aim of this study was to identify patterns regarding the characteristics of family members who have directly shared their personal health history information

Sula M. Hood, Elizabeth H. Golembiewski, Hadyatoullaye Sow, Kyle Benbow, Jeremy Prather, Lisa D. Robison, Elisabeth Martin-Hagler

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 20 , ISSUE 3, 96–118

Research Article | 13-January-2020

Choosing the 'ß' Parameter When Using the Bonacich Power Measure

Simon Rodan

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 12 , ISSUE 1, 1–23

Article | 04-June-2018

Strategic and Genetic Networking: Relational Endowment in a Local Cultural Offer

Andrea Gallelli

Connections, Volume 37 , ISSUE 1-2, 69–84

Article | 04-June-2018

Are We in Agreement? Benchmarking and Reliability Issues between Social Network Analytic Programs

Reliability and validity are key concerns for any researcher. We investigate these concerns as they apply to social network analysis programs. Six well-used and trusted programs were compared on four common centrality measures (degree, betweenness, closeness, and eigenvector) under a variety of network topographies. We identify notable inconsistencies between programs that may not be apparent to the average user of these programs. Specifically, each program may have implemented a variant of a

Philip J. Murphy, Karen T. Cuenco, YuFei Wang

Connections, Volume 37 , ISSUE 1-2, 23–44

Research Article

Social Structural Analysis of Street-Involved Youth in Winnipeg, Canada

Laura H. Thompson, John Schellenberg, Margaret Ormond, John L. Wylie

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 12 , ISSUE 1, 1–17

research-article | 30-November-2018

Linton C. Freeman Interview by Katherine Faust, July 27, 2018

At the business meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) in June 2018, there was great enthusiasm for conducting and archiving interviews with luminaries in the field. Lin Freeman’s name was mentioned, and I was drafted to conduct the interview. This is an edited transcript of the interview that I conducted with Lin on July 27, 2018. We were at Lin’s apartment in Laguna Beach, California. Lin sat on a sofa with his Yorkshire terrier, Geordie, at his side and I

Katherine Faust

Connections: The Quarterly Journal, Volume 39 , ISSUE 1, 1–9

Research Article

Detecting Change in Longitudinal Social Networks

Ian McCulloh, Kathleen M. Carley

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 12 , ISSUE 1, 1–37

Research Article | 10-March-2018

Who Says Networks, Says Oligarchy? Oligarchies as “Rich Club” Networks

Departing from Roberto Michels’s classic analysis of oligarchy, we provide a structural analysis of the concept based on social network analysis. We define oligarchy as a social network that exhibits three structural properties: tight interconnections among a small group of prominent actors who form an “inner circle”; the organization of other actors in the network through the intermediation of this inner circle; and weak direct connections among the actors outside the inner

Christopher Ansell, Renata Bichir, Shi Zhou

Connections, Volume 36 , ISSUE 1, 20–32

Research Article | 10-March-2018

Identifying Fragments in Networks for Structural Balance and Tracking the Levels of Balance Over Time

This paper presents three items. The first is a brief outline of structural balance oriented towards tracking the amount of balance (or imbalance) over time in signed networks. Often, the distribution of specific substructures within broader networks has great interest value. The second item is a brief outline of a procedure in Pajek for identifying fragments in networks. Identifying fragments (or patterns or motifs) in networks has general utility for social network analysis. The third item is

Patrick Doreian, Andrej Mrvar

Connections, Volume 36 , ISSUE 1, 6–18

research-article | 30-November-2018

Social Networks and Health: Micro Processes and Macro Structures

Format of this Issue This special issue on networks and health represents a collection of papers by outstanding scholars invited by us to highlight novel, timely work in this increasingly large field. The idea for such an issue in the Journal of Social Structure grew out of proposals to use the journal to call attention to topical areas of social network analysis brought to the INSNA Business meeting of the 2015 Sunbelt meeting in Brighton, UK. We invited over a dozen researchers known to be

Christopher Steven Marcum, Laura M. Koehly

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 20 , ISSUE 3, 1–6

research-article | 10-January-2020

A Relational Hyperlink Analysis of an Online Social Movement

of social science: physics in the case of network science, and library and information science in the case of webmetrics. It is particularly curious that social network analysis (SNA), a sub-field of sociology that is focused on the representation and statistical analysis of social structures, has not been extensively used to analyze social structures on the web (represented via hyperlink networks). However, the potential for using SNA to analyze hyperlink networks was first noted in the

Dean Lusher, Robert Ackland

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 12 , ISSUE 1, 1–49

research-article | 07-May-2019

What the eye does not see: visualizations strategies for the data collection of personal networks

Network visualizations Graphic representation of relational data is one of the central elements of social network analysis (Freeman, 2004). Jacob Levy Moreno produced the first sociograms in the 1930s and over the years, they have evolved from ad hoc drawings to sophisticated visualizations, largely due to the new possibilities offered by computer and software development (Freeman, 2000; Moreno, 1934). Since their inception, visualizations have been integrated in social network analysis in

Isidro Maya-Jariego, Romina Cachia

Connections: The Quarterly Journal, Volume 39 , ISSUE 1, 1–18

research-article | 30-November-2019

A Longitudinal Network Analysis of the German Knowledge Economy from 2009 to 2019: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics at the City–Firm Nexus

. This one-mode firm network is usually analyzed through methods of social network analysis. The bottom level represents the city level. A network structure arises through cities that are connected through firms operating in them. This one-mode city network is usually analyzed through the interlocking network model. Our focus is on the link between both levels: on the city–firm nexus. When a firm opens a new location, it establishes a new tie to a city. Since the firm holds agency, it sends a tie to

Silke Zöllner, Stefan Lüthi, Alain Thierstein

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 21 , ISSUE 1, 107–133

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