Introduction to Social Network Methods
This is a free, online textbook. According to the authors, "goal in preparing this book is to provide a very basic introduction to the core ideas of social network analysis, and how these ideas are implemented in the methodologies that many social network analysts use. The book is distributed free on the Internet in the hope that it may reach a diverse audience, and that the core ideas and methods of this field may be of interest. The book may also be suitable as course-support for undergraduate or introductory graduate training in social network analysis. While this text is not a user's guide to UCINET (which has excellent documentation in its help files), it may be of assistance to users working with that particular software package."