What is Social Network Analysis?


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Which of the following is an important characteristic of social networks?

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1. The graphical representation of an SNA is made up of links and _____

2. _____ can be used to describe nodes that contain the most amount of information about a network.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions contained in this assessment will test your understanding of social network analysis, including graphical representation and closeness centrality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment, your knowledge of the following will be tested:

  • Important characteristics of social networks
  • Components of the graphical representation of an SNA
  • Nodes that contain the largest amount of information about a network
  • Description of nodes with closeness centrality
  • Advantage of 'brokers'

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about nodes with closeness centrality in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about social networks
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding social network analysis

Additional Learning

To gain a better understanding of this topic, be sure to review the related lesson titled What is Social Network Analysis? This lesson covers the following:

  • Betweenness centrality
  • Broadcasters of information
  • Measurement and mapping
  • Direct hops