Researching social capital in education: Some conceptual considerations relating to the contribution of network analysis

Moo Sung LEE

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-792
JournalBritish Journal of Sociology of Education
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

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Lee, 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.

Keywords

  • Social capital
  • Potential resources
  • Un-utilized resources
  • Social capital formation
  • Network analysis