Online training


Online training
BYO computer, your house, your address


24 Jan 2022


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Social network analysis: mapping online and offline social relations

This online workshop has been organised by the Data, Communication and New Technologies (DCT) Pathway and is open to all ESRC and non-ESRC funded PhD and MA Social Research students within the WRDTP’s seven partner universities. Whilst this workshop is aimed at DCT Pathway students, PGRs from all seven interdisciplinary Pathways are welcome to attend.

Network graphs are among the most common forms of online data visualisation, especially in studies looking at user interactions or topical dimensions of public conversations. This session will introduce Social Network Analysis, a technique that has been employed by social scientists for a long time but has suddenly come to the fore in the past few years with the emergence of social media research.

During the workshop, we will practice network visualisation techniques of Twitter data with Gephi (

By the end of the session, students will:

  • Be able to discuss the uses and potential findings produced by a social network analysis project;
  • Be able discuss core theoretical concepts related to social network analysis;
  • Be able to produce network graphs with gephi.

This training session will be delivered online – a link to the training course will be provided to delegates. 

PLEASE NOTE: Our online training sessions will be recorded and will be available on the VIRE in an edited format for those students who cannot attend. If you wish to join this session but do not wish for your contributions to be included in the edited VIRE resource, please ensure that you select NO when prompted in the online booking form regarding recording.