Providing a general overview of fundamental theoretical and methodological topics, with coverage in greater depth of selected issues, the text covers various issues in basic network concepts, data collection and network analytical methodology.
David Knoke is a professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches and conducts research on social network analysis, social statistics, political, economic, and organizational sociology. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1972.
Song Yang (Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2002) is Professor at the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas. He also holds Qianren Professorship with School of Sociology and Political Science at Shanghai University. His research areas are social network analysis, sociology of work, and organizational studies. He published Social Network Analysis, Second Edition with David Knoke (Sage, 2008), and the Invisible Hands of Political Parties in Presidential Elections: Party Activists and Political Aggregation from 2004 to 2012 with Andrew Dowdle, Scott Limbocker, Patrick A. Stewart, and Karen Sebold (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013). He has published more than 20 articles in various peer reviewed journals such as Party Politics, Social Science Research, Sociological Spectrum, and Sociological Inquiry.