Identifying Emerging Research Fields

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.

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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.

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Presentation:  Kennelly Okraku, Therese, Vacca, Raffaele, Sciabolazza, Valerio Leone, and McCarty, ChristopherIdentifying 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.

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