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What you will learn

  • Define networks and discover the languages networks use.

  • Analyze a social network through data wrangling and visualizing a network.

  • Discuss what mechanisms generate networks.

  • Examine social networks analysis using case studies.

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Approx. 10 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Getting Started and Formalizing Networks

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 67 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Course Introduction4m
Social Equals Network4m
Nodes11m
Links8m
Nodes and/or Links6m
Strength of Ties7m
Formalizing Networks4m
2 readings
About UCCSS10m
A Note From UC Davis10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Social Network Analysis

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 74 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
12 videos
Network Jargon8m
Degrees4m
Roaming the Network11m
Communities5m
Triangles4m
Network Centrality (Part 1)10m
Network Centrality (Part 2)8m
Community Detection5m
Eigenvector Centrality6m
Three Kinds of Measures2m
Network Analysis Software5m
1 reading
Optional/Complementary10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Analyzing a Network with Software

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 77 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Data Wrangling11m
Network Measures (Part 1)15m
Network Measures (Part 2)13m
Influentials5m
Who's Influential?8m
Twitter Cascades8m
Base Rate4m
Modeling Influentials7m
4 readings
Social Network Analysis - Getting Started10m
Social Network Analysis Lab Tutorial10m
Welcome to Peer Review Assignments!10m
Optional/Complementary10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Network Evolution

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 57 min)
8 videos
Network Dynamics6m
Network Hypotheses5m
Random Graphs7m
Tipping Points8m
Scale-Free Networks12m
Hybrid Models5m
Small World Networks10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m

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