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Social Network Analysis: Um ensaio sobre a aplicabilidade na análise de cooperação em contextos Esportivos

Clemente, F.M.C. ; Martins, F. ; Mendes, R.

Conexões Vol. 13, Nº 2, pp. 175 - 194, September, 2015.

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The cooperation between teammates and the way in which such cooperation occurs is fundamental to understand the social processes within a team. In the particular case of sport such cooperation is inevitable in team sports. Therefore, recent metrics based in Graph Theory have been providing a new approach that allows potentiating the
understanding of quantitative information. Therefore, this review aims to share the techniques and possibilities of Social Network Analysis in the specific case of sport and how such approach can potentiate the social studies. Will be presented and discussed in this review techniques to analyze the network properties, as well as metrics to determine the dependency between teammates and the prominence levels of players.
Key-Words: Sociometry; Graph Theory; Cooperation; Network.