Social network analysis

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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SNA TIG Week: Irina Agoulnik on Evaluation of Scientific Interdisciplinary Teams with Social Network Analysis

My name is Irina Agoulnik and I am the 2011 Program Chair of the Social Network Analysis (SNA) TIG. My day-to-day job involves management of a large Interdisciplinary Research Consortium (IRC) funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund. To assess the effect that interdisciplinary approaches might have on scientific productivity and innovation …

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SNA TIG Week: Maryann Durland on Measurements and Sociograms in Social Network Analysis – Why Both Are Important

Hi AEA 365er’s. I’m Maryann Durland, founding Chair of the Social Network Analysis (SNA) AEA Topical Interest Group (TIG) and an independent consultant with specialization in SNA. My topic in this SNA TIG series is about the importance of both measurements (numeric data) and sociograms (visual graphics) in SNA. Lessons Learned: The field of sociometrics …

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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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