Project Name: Identification of Emerging Research Fields
Key Findings: Combining network analysis and ethnography provides a new method for identifying and tracking research trends longitudinally. It can also be used to design network interventions.
Methods: We conducted social network analysis of grant and publication data and ethnographic interviews with 20 faculty members.
Applications: This method can be applied by organizations to identify and track workplace and industry trends.
Poster: Okraku, T. K., Leone Sciabolazza, V., Vacca, R., & McCarty, C. Using Social Network Analysis to Design and Evaluate Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) Pilot Programs. Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS). April 20, 2017.
Presentation: Kennelly Okraku, Therese, Vacca, Raffaele, Sciabolazza, Valerio Leone, and McCarty, Christopher. “Identifying Emerging Research Fields through community detection in scientific collaboration networks at a research university.” XXXVI Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Newport Beach, CA. April 10, 2016.