عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
In this paper, net work analysis is considered both as a method and as a theoretical approach. As a method, network analysis is regarded as a kind of relational method. Some of its features including type of unit of analysis, data, type and rechniques of analysis, sampling technique are briefly examined. As a theoretical approach some basic epis temological and ortological assumptions of network analysis are introduced. In final section, the linkage of network analysis with some sociological theories such as suicide theory, action theory, exchange theory, integration theory and world system theory are examined.