Want to expand your networks? You should get to know your researcher developer!

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There is a theoretical perspective [1] and very recent empirical evidence [2] that suggests a role for academic development colleagues in providing a distinct value to university social networks. Social network analysis (not to be confused with social networking sites) is a way of examining and understanding the links between individuals and between groups in the real world and it helps us to identify patterns in networks, and characterise the flow of people, and of information, and look at how people are connected. Read the rest of this entry »