***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Stuart, With regards to leadership, see: Valente, T. W., & Davis, R. L. (1999). Accelerating the diffusion of innovations using opinion leaders. The Annals of the American Academy of the Political and Social Sciences, 566, 55-67. and in the next few months: Valente, T. W., Hoffman, B. R., Ritt-Olson, A., Lichtman, K., & Johnson, C. A. (in press). The effects of a social network method for group assignment strategies on peer led tobacco prevention programs in schools. American Journal of Public Health. Stuart Norton wrote: > Dear all, > I'm an engineer based near London, UK, and have an interest in social > network analysis within the context of churches. > > My primary reason for exploring this area is concerning the > identification of natural leadership and influence within social > networks which is not recognised or stated 'officially'. > > My question is whether you know of any research that has been conducted > within this context, or any papers that I could read on the subject. > > Any help would be appreciated. > > Best regards, > > Stuart Norton > > > > ************************************************* > > Registered Office: > > Densitron Technologies P.L.C. > > Unit 4 > Airport Trading Estate > Biggin Hill > Westerham > Kent > > TN16 3BW > > Telephone (01959) 542000 > Facsimile (01959) 542001 > > www.densitron.com <http://www.densitron.com> > > > Disclaimer Statement > -------------------- > > This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended > solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. > If you have received this e-mail in error please notify the system manager. > Please note that any views or opinions presented in this e-mail are solely > those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the company. > Finally, the recipient should check this e-mail and any attachments for the > presence of viruses. The company accepts no liability for any damage caused > by any virus transmitted by this e-mail. > > -- To learn more about my evaluation book go to: http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0195141768.html My personal webpage: http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~tvalente/ --- Thomas W. Valente, PhD Director, Master of Public Health Program http://www.usc.edu/hsc/medicine/preventive_med/ipr/mph/ Department of Preventive Medicine School of Medicine University of Southern California 1000 Fremont Ave. Building A Room 5133 Alhambra CA 91803 phone: (626) 457-6678 fax: (626) 457-6699 email: [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.