social network

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social network

an interconnected group of cooperating significant others, who may or may not be related, with whom a person interacts.

social network

A group of individuals linked by behaviors (e.g., drug abuse), diseases (e.g., a cancer support group), hobbies or lifestyles (e.g., participation in sports or online friendships), family ties, or professions (e.g., nursing).
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Language and material culture on the Sepik coast of Papua New Guinea: using social network analysis to simulate, graph, identify, and analyze social and cultural boundaries between communities.
This paper was presented at the International Conference of Social Network Analysis held at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai on December 26-27,2008.
In contrast, social network analysis focuses on different types of social relationships and how they provide context for action.
Similarly, the company offers Social network analysis to enterprises to understand the connection between patterns of interactions among its employees and business outcomes
Using a social network analysis perspective, the social environment can be expressed as patterns or regularities in relationships among interacting units.
2001; Singer & Kegler, 2004), there has been minimal application of social network analysis within health care research, and little is known about how an interdisciplinary research center develops after its establishment.
Its relationship to another expanding field of study, social network analysis (SNA), is important to aid the reader in understanding some of the current trends in the field of management.
Readers interested in a brief introduction to network concepts are invited to read Social Network Analysis (Scott, 1991) or Introducing Social Networks (Degenne and Forse, 1994).
A thorough, standard epidemiologic investigation did not identify any other infected contacts of the dog or owner; however, because the patient had limited social contacts, nonstandard investigation such as social network analysis was not formally conducted.
In his book on social network analysis, Scott (1991) identifies the two principal types of data as 'attribute data' and 'relational data'.
The anthology, Networks in a Global Village: Life in Contemporary Communities, offers the reader a solid survey of what is most current in social network analysis.
The NetReveal suite of solutions combines predictive analytics with advanced social network analysis to identify suspicious behaviours more accurately than other solutions.