Seminar Social Network Analysis
The Seminar Social Network Analysis is part of the supplementary programme Data Literacy!
In the seminar, students are asked to work on self-selected research questions using methods of network analysis. The methods are new to the students in that they never worked with them before. That's why the seminar consists of some introductory part in which the methods are presented and their applicability using R is discussed. Students then formulate an appropriate research question, find or create a data set, and apply the newly acquired methods to the data set.
In the vast majority of cases, students have had no prior exposure to programming. This means that in the seminar they not only learn to apply the methods for network analysis in R, but often teach themselves basic skills in R as well.
An overview over selected results from previous semesters can be found here: https://mircoschoenfeld.de/seminar-social-network-analysis.html