Social network analysis of interdisciplinarity in obesity research. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • United States

MeSH Major

  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Obesity
  • Research
  • Social Support

abstract

  • Transdisciplinary research accelerates scientific progress. Despite the value of social network analysis to characterize interdepartmental collaboration, institutions have been slow to adopt the approach. We use the approach to characterize collaboration among obesity researchers at our institution, identifying cores of researchers engaged in frequent collaborations. Providing an objective view of research across an institution, social network analysis is a baseline for efforts to facilitate transdisciplinary collaboration.

publication date

  • November 6, 2008

has subject area

  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Obesity
  • Research
  • Social Support
  • United States

Research

keywords

  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 18999104

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 870