NetLab

NetLab

Dimitrina Dimitrova (University of Toronto, Canada) and Barry Wellman (University of Toronto, Canada)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0315-8.ch004
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Abstract

This chapter discusses NetLab -- an interdisciplinary scholarly network studying the intersection of social networks, communication networks, and computer networks. Although centered at the University of Toronto, NetLab members come from across Canada and the United States as well as from Chile, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Norway, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. NetLab has developed since 2000 from an informal network of collaborators into a far-flung virtual laboratory. Its research focuses on the interplay between social and technological links, including the understanding of social capital in job searches and business settings, new media and community, Internet and personal relations, social media, households, networked organizations, and knowledge transfer in research networks.
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Guiding Principles

In addition to its style of working, NetLab research is informed by a set of guiding principles, derived from more than 40 years of research and theorizing (Wellman & Berkowitz, 1988; Rainie & Wellman, 2012).

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