January 21, 2015
In this episode, I interview Dr. John Cowan, Senior Research Associate, Division of Outreach, Engagement, and Regional Development at Northern Illinois University. The focus of the interview is social network analysis.
If you want to jump right to social network analysis, go to 5:49 in the video.
The interview begins with Dr. Cowan discusses how he became involved in social network analysis. During this discussion, he describes what social network analysis is. Dr. Cowan provides several examples of social network analyses he has been involved with. The interview ends with Dr. Cowan providing advice about how to get involved with social network analysis.
Dr. Cowan discusses several different resources. Here is a listing of some of these resources.
- Social network analysis software: UCINET https://sites.google.com/site/ucinetsoftware/home
- E-book: Introduction to Social Network Methods by Robert A. Hanneman and Mark Riddle http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~hanneman/nettext/
- Quality Matters: https://www.qualitymatters.org/new-website-welcome-page
Dr. Cowan can be reached at jcowan at niu.edu