Nov 02, 2017
Really enjoyed this course. The professor is really good and covers quite a lot of ground during the lectures. Good way to get into complex networks! Probably gonna do some studying on my own now :)
Aug 09, 2016
Very good course on Social Networks, and also a hard one even for graduate level. Generally assignments are not too tough but fully understanding all the concepts take lots of extra readings.
by Herbaut J P M•
Jul 16, 2019
Excellent expérience ! Thanks You.
by Manuel S•
Jul 09, 2019
Excellent introduction to the world of networks. The course covers the basics in a clear and organized manner. I highly recommend it, and after that you are ready to read the literature of the area. Thank you, very much, Professor Jackson.
by Gubanov A•
Jul 03, 2019
The course is very useful. The teacher is great also, thank's a lot.
by Isard D•
May 16, 2019
Thank you so much for a wonderful introduction to social and economic networks. Your lectures were wonderful. Your choice of topics was superb and your top-notch pedagogical skills show through when you explain difficult concepts with disarming simplicity. I had no idea that your course will be so enjoyable. Thank you for introducing me to this fascinating subject. Now, at least I have some rudimentary understanding of this field and will dig further to incorporate networking tools in my research.
The videos are high quality and it is such a blessing to have the replay option. The cure for senior moments is to use replays. I can't wait for your followup: advanced topics in networking. Thanks, Isi
by Llewellyn P•
Apr 17, 2019
Great presentation of a variety of materials. There could have been some more details in terms of fully understanding some of the details, calculations, etc. You see this in the comments where folks struggle to be sure how the calculations are made. So that takes time and maybe the book as some of that. But all in all, just a great way to get introduced to some exciting work being done leveraging graphs.
Apr 15, 2019
Challenging but worthwhile. So amazing that it took me to analyse things from a completely new perspective. I felt much more sophisticated in modeling things like economics, sociology, politics and epidemics, just to name a few. The course is well organized from simple basics in the first few weeks to the more advanced models in the later half. The quiz style is also very friendly to help me review the important concepts, and also try out softwares like Gephi and Pajek.
by Michael S•
Jan 24, 2019
I loved everything so far, the quiz questions are well selected, but, I believe there are some notions which should be explained further mathematically.
by kazuyuki h•
Dec 27, 2018
This lecture is a Great Introduction to Economic Networks.
Good point 1, many applications to economics research.
Good point 2, nice intuitive explanation to the notion of networks.
Note that MIT open course about Network can be complementary to this lecture.
by Sebastián F•
Dec 22, 2018
Very nice and useful course.
by Justin K•
Dec 10, 2018
Excellent course. The labs are the best. Pajek and Gephi will be handy for network graphing and analyzing data. Thank you Professor Matthew Jackson. Your work is very good for reference.
by Rijul K•
Dec 03, 2018
by Taras Z•
Dec 02, 2018
Good introduction to the topic! Assignments were helpful as well as optional lecture videos.
by Noah J W•
Nov 17, 2018
A very comprehensive course, taught in a very engaging manner by a top-caliber researcher and professor. An improvement would be adding a separate problem set for each lecture topic, to more thoroughly test specific understanding immediately after the teaching. Also, some of the Gephi instructions were not quite clear enough.
Getting Prof. Jackson's book as a companion to this course is very useful.
by Yadnesh S•
Nov 04, 2018
Provides an in depth knowlledge about topics.
Oct 27, 2018
Without previous knowledge in math, this course is not very useful.
by Margarita R C G•
Oct 18, 2018
Great course! Teacher gave very good explanations. Examples are very useful. I would love to take a more advanced course of social and economic networks.
by Ignacio O•
Oct 04, 2018
Awesome course with lots of applications!
by Mansimran S A•
Oct 01, 2018
a very good excellent on social network analysis
by Paolo B•
Sep 30, 2018
Excellent Course! Clear videos with many motivated problem sets. The advanced problem sets are exactly like university problem sets. Do be aware that sometimes parts of proofs are omitted or only touched on briefly to get to the main teaching points - these moments are made clear in lectures. While I enjoyed the practical exercises I did feel that extensions to these exercises are warranted.
by pranav n•
Sep 05, 2018
needs more practical exercises
by Yuze J•
Aug 28, 2018
The topic is quite interesting and Professor explains the concepts and theories in a quite understandable way. It is easy to follow the contents and offers me with a basic idea of the modeling of network effect. A very help course and highly recommend!
by Krista M•
Aug 21, 2018
The chemistry disciplinary knowledge cautions the utilization of the idea of diffusion because diffusion in chemistry is more of systematic random process then the idea of diffusion in this lecture. If you could enhance and clarify the Week 4 lecture of the Praeto Efficiency, Utility, and Pairwise in additional examples the brevity of the lecture could build the idea into a few slides to sharpen the idea earlier. Think about adding more examples of the Centrality examples, I thought the Centrality was interesting.
by Alejandro A R•
Jul 15, 2018
Greatly insightful and resourceful content for future research. As a recent university graduate interested in graduate school I found the course challenging meaning determination and consistency contributed to the successful completion of the course. Rewatching lectures and seeking external support helped me comprehend concepts through application.
by David C•
Jul 12, 2018
Very interesting and applicable subject matter taught in a very engaging way. Prof. O'Jackson is clearly incredibly capable in network analysis and game theory and he teaches the concepts in a remarkably concise and understandable manner.
by jaderne H•
Jul 09, 2018
Very interesting and well presented course .