Workshop: Empirical Network Data Collection in Social Networks

Social Networks Analysis (SNA) is rapidly gaining popularity across the Social Sciences. Whilst our (statistical) methods to analyse networks are improving steadily, acquiring quality network data that produces meaningful findings remains a challenge.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers who have collected social network data across a diverse range of contexts, employing innovative methodologies. We aspire to initiate a rigorous dialogue concerning best practices, context-specific challenges, ethical debates, and ways to overcome them – in and out of ‘the field’.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please contact Laurin Weissinger (

Abstracts and a full programme of sessions and speakers can be downloaded.

The workshop is supported by Nuffield College, the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSA), the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis, the Collaboration for Research on Illicit Networks, Criminal Intelligence, and Security (INCIS) and the Australian Network for Social Network Analysis (ANSNA).