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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSIM912: Introduction to Social Network Analysis

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
Measures of Network Structure
Social Capital
Block Models and Structural Equivalence
Basic Network Statistics
Brief overview of advanced techniques

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hour sessions of lectures and demonstrations
Guided independent study128Time spent individually undertaking data analysis for exercises, final assignment

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Hanneman, Robert A. and Mark Riddle. 2005. Introduction to social network methods. Riverside, CA: University of California, Riverside (published in digital form at