Social Network Analysis

We would like to invite you to take part in a social network analysis that we are carrying out as part of our evaluation of the SPSP Acute Adult Collaborative.

Before you decide, it is important for you to understand why the network analysis is being done and what it would involve for you. Please take the time to read the following information carefully before deciding whether you wish to take part. If there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information, you can contact us at

Please read the participant information below before accessing the questionnaire.

Key things to know about this social network analysis:

  • This social network analysis aims to understand the structure of the improvement networks in the SPSP Acute Adult collaborative
  • Networks are key to collaboration, sharing learning, and improving care. Using social network analysis to understand the networks within the SPSP Acute Adult collaborative will help us evaluate the collaborative and can be used to inform development of future improvement connections within teams, and across Scotland.
  • We are seeking the views of people who have participated in the SPSP Acute Adult Collaborative. Taking part in this social network analysis will involve completion of one online questionnaire. The questionnaire will take about 20 minutes to complete.
  • It is entirely up to you whether you want to take part. Your confidentiality will be maintained at all times. You can withdraw at any time by emailing the evaluation team at Withdrawing from the social network analysis will not adversely affect your rights or relationships with Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

More detail about the social network analysis is provided in the sections below.

  • What is the purpose of the social network analysis?
  • Who can take part?
  • What would I have to do if I agreed to take part?
  • How does social network analysis work?
  • Do I have to take part?
  • How will my data be used?
  • Will the social network analysis benefit me?
  • Are there any risks to taking part?
  • What will happen to the results of this social network analysis?
  • Who has reviewed and organised the social network analysis?
  • If you have any further questions

If you would like to take partclick here to go to the questionnaire