Nagel, Ben ORCID: (2020) Social Network Analysis as a Tool for Studying Livelihood Adaptation to Climate Change: Insights from Rural Bangladesh. Human Ecology Review, 26 (2). pp. 147-169. DOI

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Social network analysis (SNA) is increasingly being applied as a tool for investigating the role of actor ties within social systems, and transparency regarding methodology and fieldwork insights is of importance to this growing field. This paper reviews a study of the rural farming community of East Jelekhali in climate-impacted coastal Bangladesh, where SNA was applied to investigate the role of social network connectivity in household access to climate-adaptive innovative production technologies, such as saline-tolerant rice and high-yielding vegetables, which may provide a means of climate adaptation for agricultural households. Insights are shared on how SNA was applied to map and analyze a community-level livelihood
adaptation network. A particular emphasis is made on discussing the benefits, practical applications, and challenges in applying the “whole” network methodology within a community survey-based approach. Methodological limitations and options for future applications of SNA design to climate adaptation research are
then presented

Document Type: Article
Programme Area: PA Not Applicable
Research affiliation: Social Sciences > Social-Ecological Systems Analysis
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
ISSN: 10744827
Date Deposited: 13 May 2024 08:06
Last Modified: 13 May 2024 08:06

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