The second webinar in the CPC Learning Network and LINEA 2018 Joint Webinar Series will be: Social network analysis as an innovative tool for identifying reference groups. In this webinar, Dr. Holly Shakya, Assistant Professor of Global Public Health at the University of California San Diego, will define social network analysis, using examples of how it can be used for identifying reference groups. The webinar will also provide a short introduction to social norms theory, and its relevance in modern health and behavioral research as well as modern development work. Dr. Shakya’s expertise is in the intersection between social norms theory and social network analysis with an additional focus on norms measurement. She works on projects on a wide range of topics, including the determinants of adolescent fertility in Honduras; norms and network impacts on adolescent marriage, fertility and contraceptive use in Niger; a network study on female genital cutting in Senegal; and a qualitative norms and networks study on child marriage in Cameroon.
This webinar will be June, 2018 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM UTC.