Social Network Analysis
Dr. Jonathan Bright (Oxford Internet Institute)
NB: Important Notes
Workshop attendance is free but general conference registration is required.
This workshop will run concurrently with other afternoon sessions.
This workshop will build on the Introduction to Python workshop by looking at how network analysis tasks can be performed within the Python programming framework. We will examine some real examples based on data from social media platforms and explore how basic network metrics can be calculated. Participants will work with IPython notebooks and modify existing code during the course of the workshop.
This session will be a mix of introduction to core concepts in network analysis such as graph metrics and hands on lab sessions where code snippets will be experimented with and modified in IPython notebooks. Participants will learn how to import data, calculate metrics, and visualise outcomes.
Participants will need to bring a laptop with Python (version 3.5) / Anaconda installed. The material will be presented through IPython Notebooks, so participants should already be able to run a simple notebook. Participants should have taken the Introduction to Python session in the morning, unless they already have some basic familiarity with the language.