Análisis de redes sociales: Una herramienta efectiva para evaluar coaliciones comunitarias

Translated title of the contribution: Social network analysis: An effective tool for evaluating community coalitions

Ignacio Ramos-Vidal

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Abstract

Objectives The aim of this paper is to report: a. The main applications of Social Network Analysis (SNA) in the study of community coalitions and inter-organizational networks; b. The structural indicators of the whole network related to coalition functions, and; c. The methods to identify subgroups within networks. Method We will use graph visualization and data from our own research to illustrate the procedures under study. Results A set of methodological guidelines to evaluate and improve community coalitions through SNA are proposed. Conclusions Structural analysis is a powerful instrument to evaluate and optimize the functioning of coalitions that provides social and health services, and at the same time, it is necessary to understand the specific context of interaction and use qualitative tools to contrast the results obtained through SNA.

Translated title of the contributionSocial network analysis: An effective tool for evaluating community coalitions
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)323-336
Number of pages14
JournalRevista de Salud Publica
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2015
Externally publishedYes

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