Introduction to Social Network Research: Application of Social Network Analysis in Extension
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Social Network Analysis (SNA)


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Chaudhary, Anil Kumar, and Laura A. Warner. 2015. “Introduction to Social Network Research: Application of Social Network Analysis in Extension: AEC534/WC196, 2/2015”. EDIS 2015 (3). Gainesville, FL:4.


Viewed from a network perspective, we are all part of a network of relationships that is interwoven like a fishing net, providing both opportunities for and constraints on our behavior. Social network analysis (SNA) is a new approach to defining and describing society and its organizations and to assessing the impact of organizational structures. This 4-page fact sheet introduces Extension educators to possible ways to apply SNA in their work to plan and evaluate programs in a more efficient way. Written by Anil Kumar Chaudhary and Laura A. Warner, and published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, February 2015.  

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