Bodong Chen

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Notes: Studying Online Social Networks



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Garton, L., Haythornthwaite, C., & Wellman, B. (2006). Studying Online Social Networks. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 3(1). doi:10.1111/j.1083-6101.1997.tb00062.x


This paper gives a great introduction to SNA, covering basic concepts, units of analysis, data collection, and data analysis. Although everything is not in great detail, but it’s a great place to start unless you wish to start with a huge textbook.