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dc.contributor.convenorProf. Stewart Lockieen_AU
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Malcolmen_US
dc.contributor.editorEditor exceeds RIMS limiten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:06:08Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:06:08Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-31T07:48:58Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/31041
dc.description.abstractIn 1997 Emirebayer published a manifesto for relational sociology. Social network analysis (SNA) figured prominently as a methodology appropriate to his program. This paper argues that Emirbayer has overlooked a major tradition of social research in SNA that examines networks from a bottom-up perspective using 'ego-centric' or egonet methodologies. This paper urges sociologists and social researchers to look at the benefits of egonet research methodology. It argues that egonet methods remain sensitive to the qualitative dimensions of social actors' involvements with their immediate social context, a sensitivity that is lost in other SNA approaches. The paper describes qualitative dimensions of the egonet methodology - 'name generator' questions that generate a list of 'alters' and follow-up questions built on name generator responses. I identify a crucial qualitative issues associated with this methodology as that of finding accurate and meaningful, grounded but theoretical categories for describing relationships. I then describe three studies that derive usable grounded theory concepts that deal with this crucial aspect of social network research. In conclusion I return to the Emirbayer's manifesto for relational sociology and suggest some of the ways that egonet research might also fit into its programme.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent125951 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherTASA - The Australian Sociological Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tasa.org.au/conferences/conferencepapers09/appliedsociology.htmen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameThe annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association 2009: The Future of Sociologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleThe Future of Sociologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2009-12-01en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2010-03-04en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationAustralian National Universityen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociological Methodology and Research Methodsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160807en_US
dc.titleQualitative social network research for relational sociologyen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the author 2009. The attached file is reproduced here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to TASA website or contact the author.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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