Using Mixed Methods in Social Network Analysis

8 January 2014

A training event organised by the Social Network Analysis Study Group (SNAG) of the British Sociological Association (BSA) with University of Greenwich and Middlesex University.

Instructors: Alessio D’Angelo, Middlesex University; Louise Ryan, Middlesex University; Paola Tubaro, University of Greenwich.

The rising popularity of Social Network Analysis (SNA) in social sciences research is often associated with ‘quantitative’ techniques to systematically map relationships, illustrate them through graphs and analyse them statistically. However the study of the structures of social relationships has always been a central theme of sociological research using ‘qualitative’ methods. Indeed, the analysis of social networks is increasingly regarded as an ideal arena for the development of mixed-methods approaches, reconciling the ‘structure’ and ‘meaning’ of social interactions.
This workshop aims to introduce participants to mixed-methods approaches to SNA, illustrating how classical qualitative methods can shed new light on social networks, and conversely, how SNA can be usefully included in the ‘toolbox’ of the qualitative researcher.

For further information download the event flyer from SNAG webpage.


Social Network Analysis Study Group (SNAG)

I am now working with Paola Tubaro as convenor of the British Sociological Association’s Social Network Analysis study group – SNAG for short!

We are currently organising two events:

  • 08/01/2014: Training – Using Mixed Methods in Social Network Analysis
    A one-day training event organised by SNAG with University of Greenwich and Middlesex University. Venue: Greenwich University.
    To download the leaflet with further details and booking information click here.
  • 12/05/2014: Seminar – Mixed Methods Approaches to Social Network Analysis
    Key note speaker: Prof Nick Crossley, University of Manchester. Venue: Middlesex University. Call for papers coming soon. Watch this space!

For more information about SNAG click here.

Inequality and Discrimination in Access to Healthcare

15 November 2013, Middlesex University

This event will present results of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency ‘Inequalities and multiple discrimination in access to and quality of healthcare for which Middlesex University coordinated the research.
In particular, I will present a paper on insights available from international statistics.

For further information and to book a place click here.