A reviews on the social network analysis using R

R을 이용한 사회연결망 분석에 대한 고찰

  • Choi, Kyoungho (Research Institute of Health Statistics, Jeonju University) ;
  • Yoo, Jin Ah (Institute of Based fusion Education, Jeonju University)
  • 최경호 (전주대학교 보건통계연구소) ;
  • 유진아 (전주대학교 기초융합교육원)
  • Received : 2014.10.15
  • Accepted : 2015.02.20
  • Published : 2015.02.28


Though the SNA (social network analysis ; SNA) has been used for various fields, esp. social science field, ig. politics, journalism, and science of public administration as well as natural science field, there are few studies about the introduction of analysis tools. In order to perform the SNA, collecting data which are fit for the purpose, statistical values deduction and visualized results made by analysis tool are necessary, but the studies, which explain them systematically, are not sufficient yet. So, in this study, we are intended to introduce the analytic process, from the data input to the interpretation, with proven data. using the R program, which is free, in order to help researchers who have any plan to study using the SNA. The proven data in this study are quoted ones in the domestic scientific journals of food, which are those supplied citation index DB of Korean scientific journals. As a study methodology, the SNA is a new paradigm to substitute existing research methods as well as a complement of statistical analysis. Therefore, this study would contribute to vitalization of the SNA.


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