Network Analysis

Visualizing Connection

We provide consultations about network analysis, a computational approach to studying the relationships between people, places, or things. This approach assumes that understanding interconnectedness is central to research and seeks to quantify relationships so that they can be visualized and explored graphically.

There are two types of data, nodes and edges, that are essential to building networks. Nodes are whatever the objects of study are. Edges are connections between pairs of nodes. Once you prepare tables for nodes and edges, you can begin to explore networks using specialized software.

ECDS can assist you in conducting network analysis in the following ways:

  • Conceptualizing how to quantify relationships
  • Formatting tables of network data
  • Importing data into network analysis software
  • Working with layouts and filters to produce meaningful graphs


Recommended Tools

Cytoscape | Gephi | Palladio | R Studio | Python


Samothracian Networks

Web app: Social networks

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Networking the New American Poetry

Network visualization

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Subject Matter Experts

Joanna Mundy

Digital Project Specialist

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Michael Page


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Sara Palmer

Digital Text Specialist

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