Social Network Analysis

EdEval Week: Shelly Engelman and Tom McKlin on assessing the evolution of Social Networks Using NodeXL

Hello all! This is Shelly Engelman and Tom McKlin, and we are evaluators at The Findings Groups, LLC, a privately-owned applied research and evaluation firm with a focus on STEM education. Recently, we have used NodeXL, a free and open add-in for Excel, to conduct a social network analysis to assess inter-organizational collaboration among a …

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Oliwier Dziadkowiec and Trish Peaster on Using Social Network Analysis in Evaluation

My name is Oliwier Dziadkowiec and I am a fourth-year doctoral student in Community Psychology at Wichita State University (WSU) in Wichita, Kansas. My colleague, Trish Peaster, and I recently conducted a Social Network Analysis (SNA) through our work at WSU’s Center for Community Support and Research. The client requesting the SNA was a coalition …

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Maryann Durland on Network Analysis

Hello! I am Maryann Durland and I own an independent consulting firm, Durland Consulting and have been using Network Analysis (NA) since the early 1990’s and hence my focus on our evaluation network. My post today is about the methodology of NA in evaluation applications.  First what is it, second how do you do it, …

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