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Theories of Communication Networks

Peter R. Monge and Noshir Contractor

Abstract

To date, most network research contains one or more of five major problems. First, it tends to be atheoretical, ignoring the various social theories that contain network implications. Second, it explores single levels of analysis rather than the multiple levels out of which most networks are comprised. Third, network analysis has employed very little the insights from contemporary complex systems analysis and computer simulations. Foruth, it typically uses descriptive rather than inferential statistics, thus robbing it of the ability to make claims about the larger universe of networks. Finall ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195160369
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195160369.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter R. Monge, author

Noshir Contractor, author