Daniel A. McFarland




Daniel McFarland is an Associate Professor of Education and Sociology and Organizational Behaviour.

Dan's current areas of research concern social network analysis, sociology of knowledge / science, microsociology, organizations, and the sociology of education.

Dan is currently engaged in a variety of specific projects: NSF research on interdisciplinarity and scientific innovation; comparative study of intellectual social movements; study of emerging transdiciplinary domains in mechano-biology and in premature birth; NSF work on social network variation and evolution; analyses of networks in talk and text (analyses of speeddating and interpersonal notes); and a history of SUSE (1933-present).

More info: https://ed.stanford.edu/faculty/mcfarland

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In this introductory, self-paced course, you will learn multiple theories of organizational behavior and apply them to actual cases of organizational change. Organizations are groups whose members coordinate their behaviors in order to accomplish a shared goal. They can be found nearly everywhere in today’s society: universities, start-ups, classrooms, hospitals, non-profits, government bureaus, corporations, restaurants, grocery stores, and professional associations are some of many examples of organizations.

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