VOX-Pol Post-Conference Workshop 4 – Social Network Analysis

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Date/Time

22/08/2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

University of Amsterdam

Categories


Eventbrite - VIOLENT EXTREMISM, TERRORISM, AND THE INTERNET: PRESENT AND FUTURE TRENDS

Title

Social Network Analysis

Convener

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.

Workshop Descriptor

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.

Format

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.

Requirements

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.