Universität Wien FIND

290054 VU Green regional development and social network analysis (2019W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Monday 14.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Friday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Monday 28.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Monday 04.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Monday 11.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Monday 18.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Monday 25.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Monday 02.12. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Monday 09.12. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Monday 20.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Monday 27.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The objective of this course is to provide students with a thorough overview of social network analysis (SNA) methods and techniques. SNA concepts and real case studies will be illustrated with the aim of showing how such a methodological tool can be successfully applied in the field of geography of innovation. Special attention will be devoted to the topic of green regional development. Real datasets based on secondary data will be provided and the students will be stimulated to develop and tackle original research questions. At the end of the course, the students will be able to adopt several SNA measures and use a software specifically created for conducting network studies such as Ucinet.

Assessment and permitted materials

Course paper, presentation and discussion, presence and contributions to the discussion in the classroom.

- Course paper (50%)
- Presentation and discussion (30%)
- Contribution to the discussions in the classroom (20 %)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

On completion of the course, the students will be able to:

- Build a network matrix, use basic SNA techniques and interpret outputs;
- Apply SNA techniques and methods in the fields of economic restructuring, green regional development and related innovation policies.

Examination topics

- Course paper
- Paper presentation and discussion
- Application of SNA techniques and methods in the field of green regional development

Reading list

- Calignano G. (2019), The geography of nanotechnology in Italy, Bari: Cacucci Editore

- Hanneman, R.A., & Riddle, M. (2005). Introduction to social network methods. Riverside, CA: University of California, Riverside. Online available at: http://faculty.ucr.edu/~hanneman/

Association in the course directory

(MG-S3-PI.f) (MG-S5-PI.f) (MG-W3-PI) (MG-W4-PI) (MR3-PI) (L2-b3) (L2-b-zLV) (L2-FW) (MA UF GW 02-4)

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