My college offers a course on social network analysis. Can someone who researches in this area provide a general idea of how quantitative this is? Is it basically just applying statistical techniques to a specific type of data?
Social Network Analysis

My college offers a course on social network analysis. Can someone who researches in this area provide a general idea of how quantitative this is? Is it basically just applying statistical techniques to a specific type of data?
SNA is intensely mathematical inside the computer. You need linear algebra and graph theory if you want to be able to follow along. However, like most data analysis techniques, it can be taught without math by treating the algorithms as a black box. I teach a SNA unit to undergrads with no math whatsoever.
Bottom line: You should ask the prof or someone who's taken the class with that prof, to see how technical he gets.