A Workshop Seminar on Social Network Analysis Using R
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM
1380 Lawrence Street, Denver CO 80204
Attire: Business Casual
Dr. Antje Witting will lead an introductory workshop on conducting Social Network Analysis in R. This will be a hands-on tutorial for anyone wanting to learn, but with no experience in, R and/or Social Network Analysis. In the first half (12-1.15pm) we will be looking at ways to import and export (network) data in R, and basic concepts and definitions used to describe network data. In the second half (1.30-3pm), we will be using codes in the statnet package that are used to identify the most central actors in a network, clusters of structurally equivalent actors, and the links between these clusters. To ensure a smooth start, participants should install the latest version of R-Studio on their personal computer prior to the workshop. Lunch will be provided.
Dr. Witting has a PhD in Politics and Management from University of Konstanz and joined the Department as Post-Doctoral Scholar in 2014. Her research interests include individual and collective decision-making in the context of urban policy development, cognitive strategies for dealing with complexity, and social network mapping and analysis (focus on knowledge exchange and utilization). Dr. Witting’s publications can be found in Policy & Society, African Politics & Policy, and Central European Journal of Public Policy.