Along with Prof. Johanna Westbrook, I have recently had one of my side projects published as a short report in Social Science & Medicine, and the manuscript is now available online. We were looking at some of the issues associated with using hierarchy, clustering and centrality (three old-school network metrics) in small networks, and mainly in the social networks of health care organisations. It’s a neat and simple way to compare lots of small networks against each other, especially when the networks are of different sizes and densities.
Adam G. Dunn, Johanna I. Westbrook (2010) Interpreting social network metrics in healthcare organisations: a review and guide to validating small networks, Social Science & Medicine. (Article in press)
Social Science & Medicine is the premier journal for medical sociology (it is ranked as an A* journal in the Australian ERA classification). I’m thankful to have more than enough experts around to make sure that my ideas are translatable in so many different disciplines.