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Process of Social Network Analysis

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Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

Synonyms

Research design; Research methodology

Glossary

CRISP-DM :

CRoss-Industry Standard Process for Data Mining – a model for analytical processes in data mining developed by practitioners from several companies

SEMMA :

Sample, Explore, Modify, Model, and Assess – a list of sequential stages developed by SAS Institute Inc. for efficient implementation of data mining applications

SN :

Social network

SNA :

Social network analysis

Definition

The process of social network analysis (SNA) is a series of steps (stages) performed to achieve certain goals by means of analytical tools applied to social network data.

In general, six main generic stages of the SNA process can be enumerated:

  1. 1.

    Problem definition

  2. 2.

    Data gathering and preparation

  3. 3.

    Social network modelling

  4. 4.

    Knowledge extraction

  5. 5.

    Evaluation

  6. 6.

    Interpretation and deployment

Each of the above stages should provide some outcome for the next stage, but it is also possible to go back to some previous stages, for example, in order...

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The work was partially supported by The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education the research project, 2010–2013.

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Kazienko, P. (2014). Process of Social Network Analysis. In: Alhajj, R., Rokne, J. (eds) Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6170-8_244

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