POLNET+ 6.-7. Juli 2018

Ego-Network Analysis: Data and Methods

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

Introduction to R
Petr Ocelík & Lukáš Lehotský


8.30 – 10.00
Dyadic level, triadic census, cohesive subgroups
Petr Ocelík & Lukáš Lehotský

Indexing objects
Petr Ocelík & Lukáš Lehotský

15.15 - 16.45
Introduction to SNA & types of networks
Petr Ocelík & Lukáš Lehotský


Data import and export & visualizing network outputs
Petr Ocelík & Lukáš Lehotský

17.00- 18.30
Node level measures & network level measures
Petr Ocelík & Lukáš Lehotský


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

Room: K -  K7 at the University of Konstanz

Friday (6th July)Saturday (7th July)
Welcome & Introduction
Volker Schneider & Boris Holzer
Ego-Network Analysis
Ulrik Brandes
Collecting Ego-Network Data - VennMaker
Martin Stark & Melanie Nagel
Ego-Network Analysis with R
Keiichi Satoh & Heike Brugger
Lunch Break12.30-14.00
Pizza & Posters: An opportunity to present and discuss your (planned) projects
Feedback and discussion by faculty team
Ego-Network Visualization with visone
Jürgen Lerner
Keynote: Ego-Networks
José Luis Molina