scispace - formally typeset

Social network

About: Social network is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 42980 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 1511768 citation(s). The topic is also known as: social networking. more


Open accessBook
Stanley Wasserman, Katherine Faust1Institutions (1)
25 Nov 1994-
Abstract: Part I. Introduction: Networks, Relations, and Structure: 1. Relations and networks in the social and behavioral sciences 2. Social network data: collection and application Part II. Mathematical Representations of Social Networks: 3. Notation 4. Graphs and matrixes Part III. Structural and Locational Properties: 5. Centrality, prestige, and related actor and group measures 6. Structural balance, clusterability, and transitivity 7. Cohesive subgroups 8. Affiliations, co-memberships, and overlapping subgroups Part IV. Roles and Positions: 9. Structural equivalence 10. Blockmodels 11. Relational algebras 12. Network positions and roles Part V. Dyadic and Triadic Methods: 13. Dyads 14. Triads Part VI. Statistical Dyadic Interaction Models: 15. Statistical analysis of single relational networks 16. Stochastic blockmodels and goodness-of-fit indices Part VII. Epilogue: 17. Future directions. more

Topics: Dyadic interaction (59%), Social network (56%), Triadic closure (53%) more

17,092 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Jan 1990-
Abstract: Suggests a new approach to describing both stability and change in social systems by linking the behavior of individuals to organizational behavior. more

Topics: Social exchange theory (58%), Social network (58%), Social change (58%) more

16,002 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1111/J.1083-6101.2007.00393.X
danah boyd1, Nicole B. Ellison2Institutions (2)
Abstract: Social network sites SNSs are increasingly attracting the attention of academic and industry researchers intrigued by their affordances and reach This special theme section of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication brings together scholarship on these emergent phenomena In this introductory article, we describe features of SNSs and propose a comprehensive definition We then present one perspective on the history of such sites, discussing key changes and developments After briefly summarizing existing scholarship concerning SNSs, we discuss the articles in this special section and conclude with considerations for future research more

Topics: Scholarship (56%), Social network (51%)

14,041 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Jan 1949-
Topics: Social change (77%), Social relation (75%), Social network (75%) more

13,665 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1037/0033-2909.98.2.310
Sheldon Cohen1, Thomas Ashby WillsInstitutions (1)
Abstract: Examines whether the positive association between social support and well-being is attributable more to an overall beneficial effect of support (main- or direct-effect model) or to a process of support protecting persons from potentially adverse effects of stressful events (buffering model). The review of studies is organized according to (1) whether a measure assesses support structure (the existence of relationships) or function (the extent to which one's interpersonal relationships provide particular resources) and (2) the degree of specificity (vs globality) of the scale. Special attention is given to methodological characteristics that are requisite for a fair comparison of the models. It is concluded that there is evidence consistent with both models. Evidence for the buffering model is found when the social support measure assesses the perceived availability of interpersonal resources that are responsive to the needs elicited by stressful events. Evidence for a main effect model is found when the support measure assesses a person's degree of integration in a large social network. Both conceptualizations of social support are correct in some respects, but each represents a different process through which social support may affect well-being. Implications for theories of social support processes and for the design of preventive interventions are discussed. more

Topics: Social support (56%), Social network (54%), Social environment (53%) more

13,197 Citations

No. of papers in the topic in previous years

Top Attributes

Show by:

Topic's top 5 most impactful authors

Philip S. Yu

57 papers, 1.5K citations

Jie Tang

44 papers, 3.9K citations

Przemysław Kazienko

42 papers, 1K citations

Piotr Bródka

34 papers, 737 citations

Kathleen M. Carley

33 papers, 1.9K citations

Network Information
Related Topics (5)
The Internet

213.2K papers, 3.8M citations

90% related
Social media

76K papers, 1.1M citations

90% related
Service provider

55.1K papers, 894.3K citations

89% related
Empirical research

51.3K papers, 1.9M citations

88% related
Social influence

9.8K papers, 488.5K citations

88% related