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"Hansen, Shneiderman, and Smith, along with their collaborators, have written a readable introduction to the field of social media network analysis. Furthermore, the book is a nice tutorial on an interesting tool that readers can experiment with on their own. For example, the readers can simply use the Facebook application provided by Bernie Hogan, one of the book’s collaborators, to analyze the ego networks that they know best: their own network of friends, family, and acquaintances. This book offers a sure way to understand some of the basic concepts of network analysis."--Computing Reviews
"This is a niche book that is also multi-discliplinary. NodeXL has involved experts in information studies, computer science, sociology, human-computer interaction and cultural studies and this book has contributions from researchers in all these fields and more. It is however highly practical and will motivate readers to use this tool for their own research."--I-Programmer.info
"The authors explore the applications of Microsoft’s NodeXL, a free, open-source social network analysis (SNA) plug-in for use with Excel. It provides instant graphical representation of relationships of complex networked data, drawing on over 20 years of visual analytic theory and information visualization."--Usability News
Businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals, and government agencies alike are looking to social network analysis (SNA) tools for insight into trends, connections, and fluctuations in social media. Microsoft’s NodeXL is a free, open-source SNA plug-in for use with Excel. It provides instant graphical representation of relationships of complex networked data. But it goes further than other SNA tools -- NodeXL was developed by a multidisciplinary team of experts that bring together information studies, computer science, sociology, human-computer interaction, and over 20 years of visual analytic theory and information visualization all into one tool that you can use. NodeXL is important if you are studying visual and network analytics and their real-world applications.
In Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL, members of the NodeXL development team up to provide readers with a thorough and practical guide for using the tool while also explaining the development behind each feature.
To learn more about Analyzing Social Media Networks and NodeXL, visit the companion site at www.mkp.com/nodexl
Very useful for walking through using NodeXL for social network analysis.Published 1 month ago by Joe McLaughlin
Very helpful for those entering sna and using NodeXL! Available datasets online were very illustrative as well!Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you are using NodeXL and want guidance on what to do and how to do it, this is your book. It covers the application and approach very clearly.Published 19 months ago by Eric D. Brown
This book on NodeXL is well put together and insightful on modern techniques in network analysis. NodeXL is easy to download and the book helps walk through the different... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Tyson
outstanding book useful for teaching a course or for independent study great illustrations and data sets and references well organized with index and full frontsmatter strongly... Read morePublished 21 months ago by K. A. Harman
So many organizations have data but do not know what to do with it. Promises were made that the rise of social media would help organizations better capture our personalities and... Read morePublished on May 4, 2013 by CG
This book is the how-to manual for NodeXL, the free Excel plugin that helps with social network analysis. Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by Scrunch The Cat