14 06, 2017

Static and dynamic network visualization with R

2018-07-11T14:46:37+00:00June 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a comprehensive tutorial on network visualization with R. It covers data input and formats, visualization basics, parameters and layouts for one-mode and bipartite graphs; dealing with multiplex links, interactive and animated visualization for longitudinal networks; and visualizing networks on geographic maps. To follow the tutorial, download the code and [...]

6 04, 2016

Sunbelt network visualization: R and Gephi tutorials

2018-06-15T07:13:23+00:00April 6th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

More details to follow, but for now: workshop materials from Sunbelt 2016.   Basic and Advanced Network Visualization with Gephi Sunbelt 2016 workshop materials Network visualization with Gephi: workshop handout (PDF) Network visualization with Gephi: example data files (ZIP)   Basic and Advanced Network Visualization with R Sunbelt 2016 workshop materials [...]

4 03, 2016

Upcoming network visualization workshops at Sunbelt and POLNET

2018-06-15T17:51:25+00:00March 4th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In the next few months,  I will be running several network visualization workshops using R and Gephi at Sunbelt 2016 (Newport Beach, CA) and Political Networks (St. Louis, MO). The descriptions follow below - if you are going to one of the conferences, do stop by! By popular demand, the workshops [...]

10 01, 2016

Network analysis with R and igraph: NetSci X Tutorial

2018-07-11T14:53:08+00:00January 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Get the tutorial PDF and code, or download on GithHub. A more recent tutorial covering network basics with R and igraph is available here. If you find the materials useful, please cite them in your work – this helps me make the case that open publishing of digital materials like this [...]

19 04, 2014

Facebook data collection and photo network visualization with Gephi and R

2018-06-15T17:48:13+00:00April 19th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Facebook Network: Gephi Facebook Network: igraph Facebook Network: qgraph [Update April 26 2o14] Esteban Moro reminded me that there's no need to manually rescale igraph layouts now - one can use layout.norm() instead (script updated accordingly). Hugle [...]

13 10, 2013

Boston Data Day 2013 Skill-A-Thon

2018-06-15T08:01:28+00:00October 13th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Data Swap 2013 skill-a-thon organized by The Boston Globe, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, and The Boston Area Research Initiative is taking place on October 17-18. The materials for the quick network tutorial I'm doing there are posted below. DataSwap 2013 network presentation (Download PDF). Visualizing network dynamics: Download [...]

12 02, 2013

Topics in Mainstream Media: A Dynamic Network Visualization

2018-06-22T00:17:50+00:00February 12th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My doctoral dissertation (defended a few months back) studies a dynamic network of news outlets and the topics they cover over time. It implements a measure of media fragmentation and uses actor-based modeling to evaluate the impact of economic, political, organizational, and structural forces on certain properties of the media agenda. [...]

21 12, 2012

Intro materials: network analysis software (UCINET, NodeXL, Gephi, Statnet, ERGM, RSiena)

2018-06-15T07:23:46+00:00December 21st, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the fall of 2012, I got to design & lead the weekly labs for a network seminar at USC. I also worked on the methods portion of the syllabus for the class. COMM 645: Communication Networks is a PhD-level course taught by Peter Monge. The labs cover a range of [...]

30 04, 2012

Social Movements and Network Theory: ANN International Conference

2018-06-15T18:07:07+00:00April 30th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , |

Once a year, the Annenberg Networks Network (ANN) at USC and the Science of Networks in Communities Laboratory (SONIC) at Northwestern University convene an international seminar on network science.  The conference organizers include Manuel Castells, Noshir Contractor, Janet Fulk, and Peter Monge. The seminar that took place at USC this April [...]

30 05, 2011

Actors and Links in the Media System: Taking a Network Perspective

2018-06-22T00:53:15+00:00May 30th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Exploring the structure of relationships between news organizations, issues, and audience members is key to understanding the media system.  The paper I'm posting here (just presented at ICA 2011, Boston) looks into a range of network types available to media researchers: inter-organizational, semantic, issue, hyperlink, and social graphs. It discusses important predictors [...]