"It should be an invaluable reference for scholars in the field and a critical resource...." Journal of the American Statistical Association
"The long-awaited publication of this volume marks a half-century maturation of social network analysis into a multidisciplinary research specialty with distinctive vocabulary, theoretical principles, and data-analytic techniques. Wasserman and Faust provide a compass by which to steer our path into the next century." Theory and Methods
Focusing on relationships among social entities, social network analysis is used widely in the social and behavioral sciences, economics, marketing and industrial engineering. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the field, and is a reference book as well as a textbook.