This article discusses conceptual considerations for social capital research in education from a social network perspective. Specifically, the article raises three key conceptual issues that call for further elaboration of concepts of social capital: redefining potential resources as accessible but un-utilized sources of social capital; differentiating social capital itself from the process of social capital formation; and investigating both network orientation of resource-seekers and willingness of resource-givers. Based on these three conceptual issues, the article suggests conceptual considerations relevant to each issue for social capital research in education. Copyright © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
|Journal||British Journal of Sociology of Education|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2010|
CitationLee, M. (2010). Researching social capital in education: Some conceptual considerations relating to the contribution of network analysis. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 31(6), 779-792.
- Social capital
- Potential resources
- Un-utilized resources
- Social capital formation
- Network analysis