Network Analysis

  • The ISIS hashtag is seen typed into a Twitter smartphone app, February 6, 2016

    Report

    Examining ISIS Support and Opposition on Twitter

    ISIS uses Twitter to inspire followers, recruit fighters, and spread its message. Its opponents use Twitter to denounce the group. An analysis of the communities opposed to ISIS suggests inroads for influence that the U.S. government's social media strategy should explore.

    Aug 16, 2016

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    Journal Article

    Shared Cultural History as a Predictor of Political and Economic Changes Among Nation States

    Political and economic risks arise from social phenomena that spread within and across countries. Regime changes, protest movements, and stock market and default shocks can have ramifications across the globe.

    Jun 6, 2016

  • Teenage boy sitting on a bed in the foreground; other men on beds nearby in the homeless shelter

    Journal Article

    A Computer-Assisted Motivational Social Network Intervention to Reduce Alcohol, Drug and HIV Risk Behaviors Among Housing First Residents

    This pilot study will assess whether coupling social network visualizations with motivational interviewing can help Housing First participants transition away from homelessness and high-risk behaviors, such as substance use and risky sexual activity.

    Mar 29, 2016

  • Kid with skateboard sitting on the curb with friends and family in the background

    Journal Article

    Health Implications of Social Networks for Children Living in Public Housing

    This study examines the health composition of the social networks of children living in subsidized housing within market rate developments.

    Dec 3, 2015

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Befriending Risky Peers: Factors Driving Adolescents' Selection of Friends with Similar Marijuana Use

    Adolescents often befriend peers who are similar to themselves on a range of demographic, behavioral, and social characteristics, including substance use.

    Mar 17, 2015

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    Multimedia

    Using Network Analysis Methods to Support the Global SOF Network

    This video explores how network analysis metrics--in particular

    Nov 13, 2014

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Modeling Influenza Vaccination Behavior Via Inductive Reasoning Games

    The authors show that individual immunization choices can cause severe influenza epidemics and illustrate the actions that might be undertaken to prevent them.

    Jan 1, 2013

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Friendship Networks and Trajectories of Adolescent Tobacco Use

    This article examines how friendship networks in adolescence are linked to tobacco use trajectories through a combination of analytic techniques that traditionally are located in separate literatures: social network analysis and developmental trajectory analysis.

    Jul 1, 2010

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    Samer Atshan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in public affairs, The University of Texas at Austin; M.S. in energy and earth resources, The University of Texas at Austin; B.Eng. in mechanical engineering, American University of Beirut

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    Aaron B. Frank

    Senior Information Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in computational social science, George Mason University; M.A. in national security studies, Georgetown University; B.A. in political science, Boston University

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    Alexandra Huttinger

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.H. in global environmental health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; B.A. in biology, U.C. Santa Barbara

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    King Mallory

    Director, RAND Center for Global Risk and Security; Senior International Defense Researcher; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.A. in Russian language and literature, Middlebury College

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    Krystyna Marcinek

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies, Jagiellonian University, Poland

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    Jim Mignano

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in political science, Portland State University; B.S. in political science, Portland State University

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    Michael S. Pollard

    Senior Sociologist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology, Duke University; M.A. and B.A. in sociology, University of Victoria

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    Toyya Pujol-Mitchell

    Operations Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in industrial engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus; M.S. in statistics, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus; M.S. in operations research, Northeastern University; B.S. in management science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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    Benjamin J. Sacks

    Associate Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in history, Princeton University; M.A. in history, Princeton University; B.A. in history, Tufts University

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    Jon Schmid

    Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in science, technology and international affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech); M.S. in finance, George Washington University; B.A. in economics, American University; B.A. in international affairs, American University

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    Zohan Hasan Tariq

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education B.E. in chemical engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

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    Mark Toukan

    Associate Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science, University of Wisconsin; M.A. in international relations, University of Chicago; B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies, Ohio State University