|Title||Recent Advancements, Developments and Applications of Personal Network Analysis|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Hâncean, M-G, Molina, JL, Lubbers, MJ|
|Journal||International Review of Social Research|
This article is an introduction for the special issue "Recent Advancements, Developments and Applications of Personal Network Analysis". The issue comprises of original empirical papers, theoretical and methodological papers that employ a personal network analysis approach. The introduction consists of two interrelated sections. First, we provide a glance on the field of personal network studies, which targets a wide general public less familiarized with structurally analytic approaches (for a detailed view on structural thinking underpinning social network analysis (SNA), see Borgatti et al. 2014; Wellman, 1988). And, second, we briefly introduce each of the ten papers comprising this special issue.