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Ed Eval TIG Week: Using Social Network Analysis to evaluate professional development for teachers by Valerie Ehrlich, Tim Leisman, Micela Leis, and Jeff Kosovich

Hello AEA 365! We are the Societal Advancement Insights & Impact team at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC. (Valerie Ehrlich, Tim Leisman, Micela Leis, and Jeff Kosovich.) Professional networks among teachers play an important role in K-12 settings, where certain network characteristics have been linked to improved teacher practices and student outcomes. …

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SNA TIG Week: Social Network Analysis with ORA by Sophia Guevara and Simon Geletta

My name is Sophia Guevara, MLIS, MPA.  I am a co-chair for the Social Network Analysis Topical Interest Group at the American Evaluation Association.   My co-writer is Simon Geletta, who was a past program chair of the SNA TIG. Simon is a professor of public health at the Des Moines University. In this post we …

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SNA TIG Week: Social Network Analysis (SNA) TIG Member Survey 2017 by Maryann Maxwell Durland

I am Maryann Maxwell Durland and I am part of the leadership team of the Social Network Analysis (SNA) TIG, along with Rebecca Woodland, and Sophia Guevara. One important distinction between our TIG and many others is that we are not a primary TIG for many members, but rather a “secondary” choice. Primary choices tend …

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TRE TIG Week: Using Social Network Analysis to Demonstrate Research Collaborations by Jessica Wakelee

My name is Jessica Wakelee, with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  As evaluators for our institution’s NIH Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) and CDC Prevention Research Center (PRC), one of our team’s tasks is to find ways to understand and demonstrate capacity for collaborative research.  This is a great need among the investigators on …

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Kayla Brooks on Why and How You Should Be Using Social Network Analysis

My name is Kayla Brooks and I am the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator at One Earth Future Foundation. One of my primary responsibilities involves measuring the level of collaboration within the networks of our implementation projects. In this post, I discuss how to use social network analysis to measure collaboration and network effectiveness and provide …

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Systems in Eval TIG: Brandon Coffee-Borden on Using Social Network Analysis to Describe and Analyze Systems

I’m Brandon Coffee-Borden, an Associate at Community Science and Program Co-chair for the Systems in Evaluation TIG. In this post, I will discuss the use of social network analysis (SNA) as a way to describe and analyze systems. SNA is an approach to understanding structures and connections through the use of network theory. Networks are …

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SNA TIG Week: John Burrett on a Cool trick: Mapping program logic with network analysis

Hi, I’m John Burrett, of Haiku Analytics Inc., Ottawa. One serious problem with logic models is that they usually leave out external influences and feedback effects, even when they may be important, because they make the model “too complex”. It is good to simplify, but ignoring important influences on program success when planning an evaluation …

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SNA TIG Week: Bethany Laursen on defining the standard for “good” when using social network analysis as an evaluation tool

I’m Bethany Laursen, an independent consultant and evaluation specialist for several units at the University of Wisconsin. I fell in love with social network analysis (SNA) as a graduate student because SNA gave me words and pictures to describe how I think. Many evaluators can relate to my story, but one of the challenges to …

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SNA TIG Week: Maryann Durland on the Social Network Analysis Application Standard

Hi, I’m Maryann Durland, an independent evaluator and Social Network Analysis (SNA) practitioner. In this post I will address the requirements for doing an SNA application, particularly in evaluation, and which we could also call the standard for an application. I will use the early literature that formed and grounded SNA thinking and that continues …

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Johanna Morariu on #eval13 Network Analysis with NodeXL

Hello evaluation community, I am Johanna Morariu, Director of Innovation Network. Do you like getting something for free? Me too! Using Twitter data of the use of #eval13 I will demonstrate how to get started with network analysis in NodeXL.  Were you at Evaluation 2013 in Washington, DC? Thousands of evaluators converged to talk methods, …

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