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Extracting Structural Holes in Iran Medical Genetics Scientists’ Co-authorship Network: A Case Study of Faculty Members in Five Selected Centers

(2018) Extracting Structural Holes in Iran Medical Genetics Scientists’ Co-authorship Network: A Case Study of Faculty Members in Five Selected Centers. Hormozgan Medical Journal.

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Abstract

Background: Structural holes as a considerable issue in network approach can be tracked in central indices. Objectives: This research aims to survey indices that can measure structural holes. We are looking for the most important scientific authors and their connections in the field of medical genetics to facilitate information flow in the network of medical genetics relations. Methods: First, co-authorship network of Iranian medical genetics scientists (faculty members) was extracted via searching Scopus, Web of Science, and PubMed databases, as a result of which 7451 articles were retrieved. With co-authorship techniques, the most central nodes in the network were picked as highlighted scientists. In the next phase, two other indices (i.e., hypertext induced topics search [HITS] and PageRank) were calculated with the help of Sci2 and compared to redundancy, efficiency and effective size as structural hole indices. Results: There was a significant relationship between the two groups of indices. There were few structural holes in our network because redundancy and constraint were low. Constraint index and centrality indices can be used for extracting structural holes. Conclusions: In confirmation of previous studies, the constraint index can be used as a method for extracting structural holes. Compared to the HITS algorithm, the constraint index works best in this regard. At the same time, the study of HITS and PageRank indicators showed a significant association between the figures derived from the calculation of these two indicators, and each one can be employed to find structural holes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Structural Holes; Co-authorship; Social Network Analysis; Centrality Measures; HITS Algorithm; PageRank Algorithm; Genetics; Medical
Subjects: QU Biochemistry. Cell Biology and Genetics > QU 300-560 Cell Biology and Genetics
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Hormozgan Medical Journal
Depositing User: هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6271

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