The quintessence of networking has always been that individuals or organizations have used their direct and indirect contacts to mobilize support, to share ideas, or to sell products and services. In the meantime, a series of specialized methods have been developed to collect and analyze such egocentric network data.
These methods will be the focus of the upcoming summer school Polnet Plus, which this year will be jointly organized by Ulrik Brandes (ETH Zurich) and Volker Schneider (University of Konstanz) at the University of Konstanz at July 6 and 7, 2018.
The summer school includes a keynote speech by José Luis Molina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), various sessions that introduce the participants into the topic, the collection of egocentric network data with VennMaker, the visualization of such data in visone, and the basics of ego-network data analysis in R.
In addition, we offer a pre-summer school refresher Network Analysis with R, starting from Wednesday (July 4) until Friday (July 6) morning (see timetable) for newcomers and participants without basic knowledge in R and Social Network Analysis.
Pre-Summer School Refresher
Wednesday (July 4) until Friday (July 6) morning
Petr Ocelík & Lukáš Lehotský offer a Complementary Pre-Summer School Refresher for newcomers and participants without basic knowledge in R and Social Network Analysis.
|Wednesday, 04.07.18||Thursday, 05.07.18||Friday, 06.07.18|
8.30 – 10.00
15.15 - 16.45
Polnet+ Summer School
Ego-Network Analysis: Data and Methods
Friday, 6th July, 10:30 - 18:00 and Saturday, 7th July, 9:00 - 14:00, K 7
|Friday (6th July)||Saturday (7th July)|
Welcome & Introduction
Volker Schneider & Boris Holzer
Collecting Ego-Network Data - VennMaker
Martin Stark & Melanie Nagel
Ego-Network Analysis with R
Keiichi Satoh & Heike Brugger
Pizza & Posters: An opportunity to present and discuss your (planned) projects
Feedback and discussion by faculty team
Ego-Network Visualization with visone
José Luis Molina