Examples of Social Network Analysis (SNA)
Examples of SNA
SNA has also been used to help our understanding of other complicated issues including: obesity (Christakis and Fowler 2007), social capital (Small 2009) and the influence of networks on getting a job (Granovetter 1995). This study builds on contemporary SNA water governance research (Schiffer, Hartwich and Monge 2010, Stein, Ernstson and Barron 2011) that provides a different perspective on how we may visualize and hopefully improve water governance networks. The application of SNA helps identify network structures – functional and dysfunctional – and actors that are highly central and others who are peripheral (Cross, Borgatti and Parker 2002).