Social Network Analysis has a history beginning in the early 1930s across many disciplines, including anthropology, economics, transportation planning, and business. The methodology has had a somewhat consistent use as a research tool, but interest in the methodology has increased recently, due mostly to technological advances for data analysis.
Overall, Social Network Analysis applications have reached into such diverse areas as identifying knowledge leaders in organizations, measuring collaboration on teams, illustrating the hidden patterns of terrorism, planning transportation networks, and exploring the paths of disease in public health. Durland Consulting has been a leader in the application of SNA in the field of evaluation. We have worked with specific SNA only projects and as a consultant on larger grant funded projects.