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SNA TIG Week: Castle Sinicrope on Picking Your Social Network Analysis Software

Hello all, I’m Castle Sinicrope, Webmaster for the Social Network Analysis TIG since 2011 and Policy Analyst at Social Policy Research Associates, a research, evaluation, and technical assistance firm in Oakland, CA. For newcomers to social network analysis, picking the right software package can be a daunting task. Here’s an overview of four commonly used tools …

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SNA TIG Week: Sophia Guevara on Being a Social Network Analysis Beginner

My name is Sophia Guevara, and I am the Program Co-Chair for the Social Network Analysis (SNA) TIG. I am currently pursuing my MPA degree at Wayne State University. Like many graduate students, I spend much of my time studying traditional evaluation techniques for identifying and measuring the success of programs. I first learned about …

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SNA TIG Week: Stacey Friedman on the Relevance of Social Network Analysis for Evaluation

Welcome to the Social Network Analysis in Evaluation (SNA) TIG week on AEA365! My name is Stacey Friedman, and I am Co-Chair of the SNA TIG. I am the Associate Director of Evaluation and Planning for the Foundation for Advancement of International Education and Research (FAIMER), which works to improve education of health professionals around …

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Gary Resnick on Using Social Network Analysis to Describe Inter-Organizational Coordination and Collaboration Networks

My name is Gary Resnick and I am the Director of Research at Harder+Company Community Research, a California-based consulting firm. My background combines program evaluation with child development research, and I have an interest in system theory and networks. Harder+Company has been involved evaluating First 5 programs in a number of California counties. First 5 …

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DVR Week: Johanna Morariu on Network Analysis and Mapping with Gephi and NodeXL

I’m Johanna Morariu, a Director at Innovation Network, an evaluation consulting firm that works with nonprofit organizations and foundations. Rad Resources: I want to share two extremely useful network analysis and mapping tools: Gephi and NodeXL. I use NodeXL for collecting, organizing, and analyzing network data and Gephi for attractively presenting sociograms or network maps. …

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Susan Kistler on AEA eStudy Workshops on Social Network Analysis, Correlation & Regression, and Empowerment Evaluation

I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and aea365’s Saturday contributor. Our eStudy director just announced the lineup for January and February! Lesson Learned: AEA’s eStudy offerings are online, real-time, webinar-based training right from your desktop with no need to fly, or get lost in traffic, or lose extra time away from work, …

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SNA TIG Week: Todd Honeycutt on Missing Data in Social Network Analysis

Hello, my name is Todd Honeycutt and I’m a researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. We’ve used social network analysis (SNA) in several evaluations, and one challenge we’ve encountered is missing data. Even with high response rates on surveys, you can still have missing data from survey and item non-response. You can also have missing data …

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SNA TIG Week: Russell Cole on Using Social Network Analysis for Systems Change Evaluations

I am Russell Cole, a researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. At Mathematica, we have used Social Network Analysis (SNA) in a number of systems change evaluations. The goals of system change interventions are to affect individuals, organizations, and communities, with changes in outcomes occurring at various levels. In our work, we have used SNA to …

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SNA TIG Week: Stacey Friedman on Defining Network Boundaries in Social Network Analysis

My name is Stacey Friedman and I am co-chair of the Social Network Analysis (SNA) TIG. I work for a nonprofit agency that supports health professions educators around the world. One of our aims is to create and sustain an active international community of individuals interested in improving the education of doctors, nurses, dentists, and …

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SNA TIG Week: Rebecca Woodland on Social Network Analysis as a Tool for Improving Teacher Collaboration

Hi, I am Rebecca Woodland, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Through the Collaborative School Leadership Network (CSLN), I work with superintendents and administrators to evaluate and strengthen teacher collaboration. Recently, I have begun to incorporate the use of social network analysis (SNA) into this work, which has strengthened my …

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