About us

The Center of Theory and Methods of Social Network Analysis has been founded by Prof. Andrea Salvini, and a group of researchers and scholars in 2007 at the University of Pisa, Department of Political Science.

The Center is one of the national poles in the sociological field, having a longtime tradition in the areas of Third Sector, Social Capital, Social Work, School and Education, Religion, and Interactions. We also work on qualitative methods, and on qualitative network analysis.

The core activities are different, mainly devoted to combine research and education. We edited an introductive monograph on Social Network Analysis (Pisa University Press, 2007), a successful collective book (FrancoAngeli, 2009), and many other publications on social phenomena and social relationships. The Center organized three International Workshops on Social Network Theory and Methods (2009, 2011, 2013), and a Spring School on Methods of Social Network Analysis with R (2020). We are currently involved in projects and research activities, also in partnership with Institutions, Universities, (public and private) Organizations, both in Italy and abroad.

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