Understanding school social environments through Social Network Analysis

29th October 2018 : 12:45 - 14:00

Category: Seminar

Research Group: Quantitative Methods Hub

Speaker: Marc Sarazin, Department of Education

Location: Department of Education, Seminar Room D

This seminar presents the potential of social network analysis (SNA) methods for investigating relationships between school members (students, teachers…), and for examining school-level social environments.

SNA, I argue, offers unique tools for measuring and understanding the social make-up of schools and their effects on school members. I present core concepts of SNA research and illustrate their usefulness, namely in a study of social transformation in a school and group music-making programme for students with schooling difficulties.