Social Network Methodology in the Study of Disasters: Issues and Insights Prompted by Post-Katrina Research

  title={Social Network Methodology in the Study of Disasters: Issues and Insights Prompted by Post-Katrina Research},
  author={Danielle M. Varda and Richard G. Forgette and David L. Banks and Noshir S. Contractor},
  journal={Population Research and Policy Review},
Dynamic social networks, a key concept in modern social science research, are beginning to play a major role in understanding the ways in which individuals and communities respond to disasters. The authors of this paper review the relevant theory and research regarding how crises cause change in social networks, and how those changes may or may not facilitate recovery, as a function of the kinds of changes that occur. It applies the In/Out/Seeker/Provider (IOSP) framework to identify categories… 

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