Handbook of Graphs and Networks in People Analytics: With Examples in R and Python covers the theory and practical implementation of graph methods in R and Python for the analysis of people and organizational networks. Starting with an overview of the origins of graph theory and its current applications in the social sciences, the book proceeds to give in-depth technical instruction on how to construct and store graphs from data, how to visualize those graphs compellingly and how to convert common data structures into graph-friendly form.
The book explores critical elements of network analysis in detail, including the measurement of distance and centrality, the detection of communities and cliques, and the analysis of assortativity and similarity. An extension chapter offers an introduction to graph database technologies. Real data sets from various research contexts are used for both instruction and for end of chapter practice exercises and a final chapter contains data sets and exercises ideal for larger personal or group projects of varying difficulty level.