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Back CORE Lab SNA & Social Media Fusion Curriculum – SOCOM OGP
|Division||Graduate School of Operational & Information Sciences|
|Investigator(s)||Everton, Sean F.|
|Sponsor||U.S. Special Operations Command (Joint)|
The Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Lab’s Social Network Analysis (SNA) and Social Media Fusion educational outreach supports analysts and practitioners by introducing a basic understanding of SNA theory and techniques within the context of social media. SNA is a quantitative analysis rooted in multi-disciplinary social science theory that essentially provides a method for mapping out human networks by analyzing patterns of interactions, from which analysts can determine network structure and its weaknesses, identify flows of information and resources, and identify key actors within the network. By applying this analytical methodology to social media data, analysts will gain an ability to quickly identify “communities” of individuals based on degrees of interaction, drill down to key individuals who occupy strategic positions in the network, and understand network-level measures for which to derive measures of effectiveness if the network is changed. Most importantly, students are taught the “why” as well as the “how” during this course, so they may best apply their critical thinking skills and tacit subject matter expertise to their networks.
The CORE Lab will provide 3 week long trainings for OGP in Jordan. SOCOM will provide a cross org for travel for up to 3 CORE Lab staff.
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