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290122 VU Social network analysis and economic geography (2019S)

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

DI 19.03.2019 15.15-18.45 Conference room C0520 NIG 5. OG
DI 30.04.2019 15.15-18.45 Conference room C0520 NIG 5. OG
DI 07.05.2019 15.15-18.45 Conference room C0520 NIG 5. OG

Tuesday 05.03. 15:15 - 17:15 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 09.04. 15:15 - 18:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 14.05. 15:15 - 18:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 21.05. 15:15 - 18:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 04.06. 15:45 - 19:15 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 18.06. 15:15 - 18:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518

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 fields of geography of innovation, regional development and policy evaluation. Real datasets based on primary and 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 to use a software specifically created for conducting network studies such as Ucinet.

Assessment and permitted materials

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

- Seminar 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 geography of innovation, regional development and policy evaluation.

Examination topics

- Seminar paper
- Paper presentation and discussion
- Application of SNA techniques and methods in the field of economic geography

Reading list

- 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/

NB: The students should bring their own laptop where a trial version of UCINET will be installed. Further details will be provided at the beginning of the course

Association in the course directory

(MG-S3-PI.m/f) (MG-S4-PI.m/f) (MG-S5-PI.m/f) (MG-W3-PI) (MG-W4-PI) (MG-W6-PI) (MR1-a-PI) (MR-3-PI)

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