Nov 02, 2017
Really enjoyed this course. The professor is really good and covers quite a lot of ground during the lectures. Good way to get into complex networks! Probably gonna do some studying on my own now :)
Aug 09, 2016
Very good course on Social Networks, and also a hard one even for graduate level. Generally assignments are not too tough but fully understanding all the concepts take lots of extra readings.
By Isard Dunietz•
May 16, 2019
Thank you so much for a wonderful introduction to social and economic networks. Your lectures were wonderful. Your choice of topics was superb and your top-notch pedagogical skills show through when you explain difficult concepts with disarming simplicity. I had no idea that your course will be so enjoyable. Thank you for introducing me to this fascinating subject. Now, at least I have some rudimentary understanding of this field and will dig further to incorporate networking tools in my research.
The videos are high quality and it is such a blessing to have the replay option. The cure for senior moments is to use replays. I can't wait for your followup: advanced topics in networking. Thanks, Isi
By Llewellyn Preece•
Apr 17, 2019
Great presentation of a variety of materials. There could have been some more details in terms of fully understanding some of the details, calculations, etc. You see this in the comments where folks struggle to be sure how the calculations are made. So that takes time and maybe the book as some of that. But all in all, just a great way to get introduced to some exciting work being done leveraging graphs.
Apr 15, 2019
Challenging but worthwhile. So amazing that it took me to analyse things from a completely new perspective. I felt much more sophisticated in modeling things like economics, sociology, politics and epidemics, just to name a few. The course is well organized from simple basics in the first few weeks to the more advanced models in the later half. The quiz style is also very friendly to help me review the important concepts, and also try out softwares like Gephi and Pajek.
By Michael Samet•
Jan 24, 2019
I loved everything so far, the quiz questions are well selected, but, I believe there are some notions which should be explained further mathematically.
By kazuyuki higashi•
Dec 27, 2018
This lecture is a Great Introduction to Economic Networks.
Good point 1, many applications to economics research.
Good point 2, nice intuitive explanation to the notion of networks.
Note that MIT open course about Network can be complementary to this lecture.
By Sebastián Foti•
Dec 22, 2018
Very nice and useful course.
By Justin Keswick•
Dec 10, 2018
Excellent course. The labs are the best. Pajek and Gephi will be handy for network graphing and analyzing data. Thank you Professor Matthew Jackson. Your work is very good for reference.
By Rijul Kumar•
Dec 03, 2018
By Taras Zhylenko•
Dec 02, 2018
Good introduction to the topic! Assignments were helpful as well as optional lecture videos.
By Noah J Wescombe•
Nov 17, 2018
A very comprehensive course, taught in a very engaging manner by a top-caliber researcher and professor. An improvement would be adding a separate problem set for each lecture topic, to more thoroughly test specific understanding immediately after the teaching. Also, some of the Gephi instructions were not quite clear enough.
Getting Prof. Jackson's book as a companion to this course is very useful.