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Graph Theory, Social Network Analysis, and Network Science

  • Katharina A. ZweigEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Social Networks book series (LNSN)

Abstract

Network analysis provides a versatile framework for modeling complex systems and because of its universal applicability it has been invented and rediscovered in many different disciplines. Each of these disciplines enriches the field by providing its own perspective and its own approaches; the three most prominent disciplines in the area are sociology , graph theory , and statistical physics . As these disciplines follow very different aims, it is vital to understand the different approaches and perspectives. This chapter elaborates and opposes the different approaches to highlight those points which are important for the topic of interest—network analysis literacy.

Keywords

Network Analysis Social Network Analysis Verbal Description Network Science Random Graph Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TU Kaiserslautern, FB Computer ScienceGraph Theory and Analysis of Complex NetworksKaiserslauternGermany

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