Social network analysis

APC TIG Week: Using SNA to quantify and visualise relationships of power and influence in advocacy networks by Barbara Klugman

Hi, I’m Barbara Klugman. I offer strategy support and conduct evaluations with social justice funders, NGOs, networks and leadership training institutions in South Africa and internationally. I practice utilization-focused evaluation, frequently using mixed methods including outcomes harvesting and Social Network Analysis (SNA). Rad Resource: For advocacy evaluation, SNA can help identify: how connected different types …

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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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SNA TIG Week: Maryann Durland on Analyzing Multiple Relationships in UCINET

Hi, I’m Maryann Durland, Co-Chair of the Social Network Analysis TIG and owner of Durland Consulting, where we specialize in social network analysis. In this post, I show how to enter data into UCINET for a network where you are measuring multiple types of relationships. An NGO recently wanted to understand how a network of …

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SNA TIG Week: Simon Geletta on Analyzing Hospital Visitation Data in Gephi

Greetings! I am Simon Geletta – Program Co-Chair for the SNA-TIG and associate professor of public health atDes Moines University in Iowa. In this post, I illustrate how I used the open-source softwareGephi to conduct a social network analysis of hospital visitation patterns in Iowa. Hospital utilization patterns are important to healthcare services research because …

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SNA TIG Week: Jes Koepfler and Derek Hansen on Manipulating Network Graph Aesthetics in NodeXL to Visualize Online Community Engagement

Hello there! This is Jes Koepfler, Principal of UXR Consulting in Philadelphia, PA, and a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland in Information Studies, and Derek Hansen, Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University in the Information Technology department and one of the team members behind NodeXL. We are working with some of our colleagues at the Information Policy and Access …

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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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June Gothberg on Using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) Software

Greetings, I am June Gothberg, Lead Curator for aea365 and Research Associate at Western Michigan University. As Lead Curator, I am always looking for ways to expand the knowledge of evaluators through hot tips, cool tricks, lessons learned, and rad resources. While working on my dissertation, I made a great find and thought I would …

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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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