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Systems Science and Population Health$
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Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed and Sandro Galea

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190492397

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492397.001.0001

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Social Network Analysis

Social Network Analysis

Chapter:
(p.113) 10 Social Network Analysis
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Systems Science and Population Health
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Douglas A. Luke

Amar Dhand

Bobbi J. Carothers

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492397.003.0010

This chapter attempts to answer the following five questions: (1) What is network science and social network analysis? (2) Why are networks important for studying, understanding, and influencing population health? (3) What do we know about how social networks influence population health, especially infectious and chronic diseases and their associated risk factors? (4) What are the primary methods used by network scientists when studying health? (5) What are some important challenges and opportunities for social network analysis and population health? In so doing this chapter sets the stage for the reader to become familiar with social network analysis as a tool for population health.

Keywords:   network science, social network analysis, psychology, infectious disease

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