International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Social Networks and Social Network Analysis
N. Gizem KOÇAK

Network concept is in the area of interest of scientists for many years and is increasingly gaining popularity as a study field. Especially in recent years a very large group of researchers varying from mathematicians to sociologists and computer scientists are trying to examine different aspects, features and types of networks. On the other hand, it is seen that numerous studies have been done about social networks from different disciplines. Social network analysis is a method that emphasizes the links between social assets and the meanings of these links and that investigates the structure of social networks with the concepts of graph theory. In this study, how basic concepts of graph theory have found significant provisions in social networks will be emphasized, how they reflected to social network analysis will be examined and also detailed examples will be given from relevant literature.

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