Longitudinal Peer Network Data in Higher Education

Jasperina Brouwer, Ellen Jansen, Andreas Flache, Adriaan Hofman

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This chapter employs a longitudinal social network approach to research small group teaching in higher education. Longitudinal social network analyses can provide in-depth understanding of the social dynamics in small groups. Specifically, it is possible to investigate and disentangle the processes by which students make or break social connections with peers and are influenced by them, as well as how those processes relate to group compositions and personal attributes, such as achievement level. With advanced methods for modelling longitudinal social networks, researchers can identify social processes affecting small group teaching and learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheory and Method in Higher Education Research
EditorsJeroen Huisman, Malcolm Tight
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78769-277-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-78769-278-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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