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1 Social networks methods and bibliometric with examples Gindo Tampubolon Sociology University of Manchester

2 2 Social networks and social capital What does the literature say about social capital? Do social capital matter? How does a network analysts measures social capital? Other example: working class literature

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4 4 Social capital theorists: Bourdieu the sum of resources, actual or virtual, that accrue to an individual or a group by virtue of possessing a durable network of more or less institutionalised relationships of mutual acquaintance and recognition (Bourdieu & Wacquant 1992: 119)

5 5 Social capital theorists: Coleman the norms, the social networks, and the relationships between adults and children that are of value for the childs growing up. Social capital exists within the family, but also outside the family, in the community. (Coleman 1990: 334)

6 6 Social capital theorists: Putnam social capital refers to features of social organisations, such as trusts, norms and networks, that improve the efficiency of society by facilitating coordinated action (Putnam 1993) features of social life –networks, norms & trusts – that enable participants to act together more effectively (Putnam 1996)

7 7 Social capital theory Social networks have value For individuals, groups and society But is it always benign? (Portes) Is it even capital? (Arrow, Solow) What role for other institutions? (Cohen)

8 8 Social capital literature

9 9 Major journals on social capital World Development Social Science and Medicine American Behavioral Scientist Policy Sciences Rural Sociology Journal of Interdisciplinary History American Journal of Sociology Political Psychology Sociology of Education Social Science Quarterly Rationality and Society Strategic Management Journal

10 10 Measures of social capital Mostly based on secondary analysis –Egonetworks Measure property of group (associations) –Trust, norms of reciprocity, community characteristics –Still egonetworks Degree, density, multiplexity Time-based

11 11 Examining egonetworks

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13 13 Working class literature

14 14 Aspects of growth in scientific network in coronary angioplasty

15 15 Streams of literature in coronary angioplasty : cathether

16 16 Streams of inventions in coronary angioplasty (USPTO):

17 17 Conclusion Social network analysis and bibliometric methods can reveal new insights Various techniques of identifying themes or streams in the scientific and technological literature

18 18 Questions?


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