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ERIC Number: EJ903729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1091-367X
The Application of Social Network Analysis to Team Sports
Lusher, Dean; Robins, Garry; Kremer, Peter
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v14 n4 p211-224 2010
This article reviews how current social network analysis might be used to investigate individual and group behavior in sporting teams. Social network analysis methods permit researchers to explore social relations between team members and their individual-level qualities simultaneously. As such, social network analysis can be seen as augmenting existing approaches for the examination of intra-group relations among teams and provide detail of team members' informal connections to others within the team. Social network analysis is useful in addressing the issue of interdependencies in the data inherent in team structures. Social network terms are introduced and explained by way of an example team, software and resources are discussed, and a statistical approach to social network analysis is introduced. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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