An Introduction to Social Networks

Back in the mid-1990s, when Dave Moses and I started Okeedokee, the conversation that got us rolling was about how to map the sort of “who’s your father” relationships that permeate almost all conversation on Prince Edward Island.

Via Dragos comes a pointer to Introduction to social network methods, described as an “on-line textbook introduces many of the basics of formal approaches to the analysis of social networks.”

This study of what I like to call “sideways genealogy” fascinates me, and text is a terrific introduction to understanding methods for analyzing and representing social relationships.