I’m going to attempt to use Facebook as our course website this semester. I’ve never donethis before, so if it fails we’ll fall back to old-fashioned email.If you don’t have a Facebook account already, please create one (you don’t have to ”friendme”, I won’t be oﬀended – and you can use a fake name if you are opposed to Facebook onprinciple).Once you are logged onto Facebook, search for
CSS 692 - Spring 2011
and the ﬁrstsearch result will be our class page with this syllabus. Click
and you will be allowedto post and comment on the page.One of the side-beneﬁts of using Facebook as our class site is that we’ll be able to captureour online interactions and analyze our class social network – which – if the experiment issuccessful – will be one of your homeworks.
2.3 Oﬃce Hours
The ”oﬃcial” oﬃce hours for this course are between 3 pm and 4:15 pm on Tuesdays andThursdays, and by appointment at mutually convenient times. My oﬃce is in the room 381of Research 1 building.The easiest way to reach me with a question or concern is by email or Facebook. I wouldappreciate if – when you have questions about readings or course material – you post themto the Facebook group ﬁrst. This gives everyone an opportunity to comment on them.If the matter requires a face-to-face meeting, we can also schedule appointments at mu-tually convenient times.
Stanley Wasserman and Katherine Faust
, Social Network Analysis: Methods andApplications,
# Paperback: 857 pages (hardcover also available)# Publisher: Cambridge University Press (November 25, 1994)# ISBN: 0521387078# List Price: $32.95
This book is the “Bible” and the Cookbook of SNA, and will answer every one of yourquestions as long as it begins with the words ”how do I....” . If your question beginswith ”why”, you may have a slightly harder time. For that, I will provide plenty of supplemental readings on the website.
A number of research papers will also be included in readings. In a way, these are moreimportant then the textbook, as they illustrate the history of the ﬁeld as well as thestate-of-the-art. Readings for each class will be posted on the website as PDF ﬁles.Page 2