In the Fall of 2010, a group of graduate and undergraduate students studying social networks in a course taught by James Hull at Brown University began this project in order to better understand the organization of the vast literature associated with the field of Social Networks and Social Network Analysis in sociology and related disciplines.
The main goal is to enhance training and education in social network analysis theory and methods. We do so by providing an ever-expanding compendium of summaries of scholarly works related to the field of social network analysis, organized by keywords or topics. These summaries are never cut-and-paste from abstracts or articles, but rather are uniquely-written summaries by folks who do social network analysis, and so represent a useful addition to the existing sources of information that are out there.
Long-term goals for this project include migrating to a platform with even better search capabilities and one that will enable more interactive uses, including the generation of affiliation networks by subject, the projection of these networks by subject or work, the web-based generation of sociograms, and a variety of useful citation network-related functions.
If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please use the comment function located throughout these pages and eventually someone will get around to answering it.
Or, you can email us at TheBigSNARL@gmail.com.