Social Network Analysis
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Social network analysis (SNA) originates from a branch of mathematics called graph theory. This disciplinary field has developed several concepts and analytical methods that permit the study of links between the components of a system. SNA is the result of multiple studies from different research fields and particularly from social sciences such as psychology, sociology, and anthropology.
The SNA approach has facilitated the study of many other subjects in a large variety of disciplines such as anthropology, mathematics, economics, psychology, ethology, ecology, sociology, computer sciences, physics, epidemiology, cell biology, and biochemistry (Prell 2011).
Section 1: description of the use of SNA tools in life science, highlighting the great potential of these techniques across a wide range of animal research topics
Section 2 to Section 4: a thorough technical...
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