David Kennedy is a social scientist at the RAND Corporation and professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He was trained as a medical anthropologist and received his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Florida. He has conducted research on the intersection of culture, social networks and health on a variety of topics with a variety of populations. He is developing open source software called EgoWeb 2.0 to provide a resource for researchers to collect social network data in a variety of formats (www.rand.org/methods/egoweb) and to assist the development of health interventions targeting social networks.
Tig, Kyle, and David start the show off by discussing Easter and its weird by-products, bunnies, and traditions. Then, David Kennedy from the Rand Corporation joins them to discuss social groups, what makes someone interesting, comedian networking, social IQs, and friendship. If…Listen