The Journal Club on Social Networks and Relational Sociology brings together an interdisciplinary group of University of Florida graduate students and faculty who are interested in social network theories and methods, particularly as applied to sociological problems. Based in the
Criminological data can be very costly or hard to access as they contain sensitive information on criminal behavior and victimization. Recent developments in data science and computing, however, are opening up new ways to gather this once elusive data. In
Registration is open for the next INSNA international Sunbelt conference on social network analysis in Utrecht, the Netherlands (June 26-July 1, 2018). I’ll teach a workshop on ego-network analysis with R, now in its 8th edition. The workshop includes two
Ryan Thomson and I experimented with Massmine, a Raspberry Pi, and R to collect and analyze Twitter data for sociological research. We recently wrote about this for the website of the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy based on the daily use of the antiviral drug Truvada. This is a pill combining two medicines (tenofovir and emtricitabine), which is taken daily to prevent the HIV virus from establishing a
Replication code for: Sciabolazza, V. L., Vacca, R., Okraku, T. K., & McCarty, C. (2017). Detecting and analyzing research communities in longitudinal scientific networks. PLOS ONE, 12(8), e0182516. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0182516 [Download] How do we identify research communities at a university? How
I’ll teach two workshops/short courses on social network analysis with R in June and July 2017 at the Institute of Health and Society, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), and at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universitat Autònoma de
R is known for its large and ever growing users community. This has generated a huge amount of learning resources available online over the years — including books, tutorials, Youtube videos, slides, blog posts, Q&A websites, full online courses and
I’ll be presenting some of my colleagues’ and my work for the UF CTSI Network Science program on Wednesday, October 26, at the UF Informatics Institute (UFII), with Dr. Valerio Leone Sciabolazza. More details and RSVP are here and here.
Vacca, R., Solano, G., Lubbers, M. J., Molina, J. L., & McCarty, C. (In press). A personal network approach to the study of immigrant structural assimilation and transnationalism. Social Networks. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2016.08.007 [Download] Social scientists have studied immigrants’ incorporation into new