Posted by ImproveCareNow on July 10, 2012
Burt RS, Meltzer DO, Seid M, Borgert A, Chung JW, Colletti RB, Dellal G, Kahn S, Kaplan H, Peterson L, Margolis P (2012). What’s in a Name Generator? Choosing the Right Name Generators for Social Network Surveys in Healthcare Quality and Safety Research. BMJ Quality & Safety 21(12).
Interest in the use of social network analysis (SNA) in healthcare research has increased, but there has been little methodological research on how to choose the name generators that are often used to collect primary data on the social connection between individuals for SNA.