Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels

Joitske Hulsebosch

This year I''ve been drawn to the power of social network analysis. Tomorrow I have a webinar with a group of people interested in social network analysis, interested in the tools. It''s good to distinguish between EGOnetwork analysis and whole network analysis.

Primer on Organization Network Dynamics & Analysis

Partnering Resources

Partnering Resources’ founder Maya Townsend contributed “Organization Network Dynamics and Analysis” to the book. How to conduct a network analysis, including defining project scope, gathering data, creating network visualizations, and analyzing data. Using value network analysis to map complex, open systems like ecosystems and issues-based initiatives. Email now to receive your free preview copy of “Organization Network Dynamics and Analysis chapter.”

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Can Sentiment Analysis Be Effectively Automated?

Portals and KM

Sentiment analysis is a growing component of the tools to assist in this effort. Sentiment analysis is defined by the Wikipedia as “the application of natural language processing , computational linguistics , and text analytics to identify and extract subjective information in source materials.” However, sentiment analysis is also attracting its doubters. Automated Sentiment Analysis is Only a Piece of the Brand Awareness Puzzle.

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Making the invisible visible with social network analysis

Joitske Hulsebosch

Together with Koen Faber , Josien Kapma and Niels Schuddeboom we have an informal dutch group who want to learn about social network analysis. For instance I signed up for the MOOC about social network analysis which started 4 weeks ago and which is interesting but also very scientific.

Instant Customer Data Analysis using Excel: worked example

The Bumble Bee

In this article I will share with you a simple 7-step plan based on a fully worked example of Customer Data Analysis using Excel. Before you start any data analysis it's always a good idea to identify a number of questions you want answers to. Step 3 - Perform the Basic Analysis.

Social Media Analysis Site Offers Directory of Software Firms

Portals and KM

Social Media Analysis, run by Nathan Gilliatt , is a useful site covering the “business of monitoring, measuring, and understanding social media.” A description of the company and its social media analysis products and services, provided by the company itself. Links to recent news items on Social Media Analysis that mention the company. It also notes that to be listed, companies are expected to provide products or services for social media analysis using their own technology.

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Think Before You Assess: Tips for Your First Network Analysis

Partnering Resources

Jazzed about doing your first network analysis? It’s important to do no harm when conducting a network analysis. Determine what you want to learn as a result of conducting a network analysis. What other advice would you give to people beginning their first network analysis?

Illuminating the Invisible: Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis

Partnering Resources

“ Illuminating the Invisible: Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis ” provides a case study of how we used a specific technique to paint a holistic picture of how the system works from service provider and youth perspectives.

2012 36

Facebook for Marketing Research: Political Polls #auspol

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I read an article on Wendy Harmer’s Hoopla Polls Fake Story by @gabriellechan that got me thinking about Nielsen polls, sentiment analysis and focus groups. Polls are about declared, conscious statements: Big Data is about undeclared analysis. Does Facebook do Sentiment Analysis?

February 18th-23rd: All the Network Analysis Gurus and a Net-Map training in Tampa, Florida

Net-Map Toolbox

The International Network for Social Network Analysis ( INSNA ) is hosting their annual Sunbelt conference, 750+ paralell talks , training workshops in all kinds of network tools, a rainy Florida beach and all the big names will be there. T’is the time of the year again.

Boston E20 Notes: Got Numbers? Community Metrics and Analysis

Portals and KM

Community Metrics and Analysis led by Jillian Bejtlich, Community Manager, Autodesk. Will someone be doing further analysis? I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes for this year. There will be more to follow. I attended session - Got Numbers?

TIBCO Spotfire: Self-Service Enterprise Data Analysis with a Social Capabilities

Portals and KM

Spotfire has provided a self-service data analysis tool for several years to enable business users to apply their own domain expertise that is not filtered through analytic tool experts. They can also save an analysis to a discussion thread where others can see and discuss it. 

2012 21

Rare opportunity: Learn Net-Map in the UK!

Net-Map Toolbox

How about hanging out at the beach, learning Net-Map and meeting about 1000 highly intelligent social network analysis experts of every discipline, who do everything from crazy complex quantitative stuff to anthropologically observing network development on the ground? conference training Brighton Community of Practice INSNA International Network of Social Network Analysis Sunbelt Conference

Public Policy and the Idea of the Vietnamese State: The Cultural Political Economy of Domestic Water Supply

Net-Map Toolbox

Molinga Political Economy Social Network Analysis state legitimacy The state VietnamA Net-Map study on formal and informal water governance in Vietnam , by Nadine Reis and Peter P.

An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: Analysis of Fake Social Media Accounts

Ant's Eyeview Blog

The number of fake or dead accounts on social media sites is not a new issue, but it is something that is important for any company that is considering a listening and analysis program for social media. As much as automation has helped social media analysis tools, there is still a large gap when it comes to the identification of fake accounts. Knowing that a significant portion of the social space is not what it appears to be should help drive the analysis of mentions online.

2012 12

Analysis Paralysis – or: Being clever doesn’t always help

Net-Map Toolbox

A friend of mine calls this state of affair: Analysis Paralysis. But with each step of analysis you find there is another mystery hidden behind the curtain that needs to be analyzed as well and you get more paralyzed the more you know. Now tying this back into social network analysis: One widely researched issue is that of homophily: People tend to develop networks with others who are similar to them.

Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network

Alchemy of Change

It just emerged from its analysis. I’ve little doubt that this is where these kind of network analysis tools can go – if given the chance. Innovation Networks Relationship InMaps LinkedIn network analysis

Connecting the Dots -- Social Network Analysis of 9-11 Terror Network

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

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How to get strategic insights from Net-Map

Net-Map Toolbox

facilitation fine-tuning implementation Social Networks technical details theoretical considerations training material actor goals actor influence client coalition building connections data analysis Net-Map method Strategic insights trainingJust a bowl of spaghetti with toys on top?

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Guest Post: Net-Map in cultural development in Germany

Net-Map Toolbox

With the decision to perform a network analysis, the Institute for Cultural Policy entered new territory within the framework of cultural development processes. Participatory social network analysis will play a crucial role in future cultural development processes.

Who ‘We’ Are: An Existential Analysis

How to Save the World

I f there is a consensus in the responses I have received to my recent posts about being unhappy and ‘ un-present ‘, I think it would be: I should be grateful (and ‘get over myself’). I should stop thinking so much and just be.

Small town NetMapping: Can informal relationships be captured within institutional analysis? (guest post by Jody Harris)

Net-Map Toolbox

Being on a smaller scale than much national-level research I have seen that uses social network analysis, I had wondered if I could use NetMap at the individual level; that is, could I map not only the formal interactions but also the informal interactions between individual players within each Ministry, since it is very likely that personal relationships shape collaboration, particularly in such a small population as in the district capital (a small, one-road town).

Big Data Analysis Continues to Grow

Portals and KM

IDC reveals in its 2013 Worldwide Study of HPC End-User Sites that two-thirds of high-performance computing sites are conducting big data analysis as part of their HPC workloads. The use of Big Data continues to get headlines.

Overlapping communities by multiple group membership: quantum behavior in social networks

Bas Rues

In social network analysis, a network often looks quite simple, when you zoom in to a certain section. online collaborative spaces self-organization social network analysis visualization networks quantum sna

Ten tech-enabled business trends to watch - McKinsey Quarterly - High Tech - Strategy & Analysis

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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BroadVision Offers Social Engagement Analysis Consulting Service

Portals and KM

BroadVision has announced its new Clearvale Social Engagement Analysis Service.

Organising Knowledge » Facet Analysis on Sesame Street

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Facet Analysis on Sesame Street A nice example of facet analysis in action and a subtle dig at facet-analysis-paralysis (there’s a message for metadata maniacs here!).

Ethics in Social Network Analysis

Net-Map Toolbox

One general ethical issue that I have seen come up with social network analysis is that most people don’t understand how the answers they give will be analysed, what they will be turned into. Interviewees should be open because they feel safe - not confused.

The Darwin Trend Analysis Offering

Portals and KM

We now live in a complex and inter-connected world where reliance on simple explanations based on surface analysis no longer allows an organization to remain competitive. In addition to providing real time discovery of emerging trends and issues, the Darwin Awareness Engine™ has an ability to support the comprehensive analysis over time of complex underlying patterns in markets and the events that affect these markets.

Powerful new tools for Value Network Analysis

Portals and KM

Value Network Analysis (VNA) is one of the sense-making tools that I emphasize in my book, Net Work. The units of analysis in a VNA are (1) a role, for example, technical writer, software developer, or end user and (2) exchanges.

Regression Analysis Tips

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

There are myriad articles and books giving advice on good regression analysis practice, not all of which is consistent. Second, David Hogg posted a link to his 55-page Data analysis recipes: Fitting a model to data , written with Jo Bovy and Dustin Lang. Finally, for a more complete reference, see Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models by Gelman and Jennifer Hill. Part of my work involves regression analyses.

Who is good at qualitative network analysis?

Net-Map Toolbox

It’s hit and miss, either they get it or not… Qualitative network analysis is one of these things. And I have found that training in quantitative network analysis greatly helps in being able to detect patterns and structural issues, even if you don’t do the actual quantitative analysis. I’m struggling with this. And learning while I struggle.

Blog>> Taxonomy: Error Cascades in Semantic Analysis

Green Chameleon

Here’s an interesting piece from the New York Times on the effort to develop intelligent machine categorisation. Most interesting is the way that early mistakes in the computer’s interpretation of content leads to mistake “avalanches&# because prior learning is used to make inferences about future learning. “When Dr. Mitchell scanned the “baked goods&# category recently, he noticed a clear pattern.

Green Chameleon » Ethics and Social Network Analysis

Green Chameleon

Posted by Patrick Lambe on 09/01/08 at 12: 16 PM | Categories: KM Applied , Social Network Analysis | Permalink 1 Comment so far Graham Durant-Law Hi Patrick.

Social network analysis: how to use it for online networks using social media?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Social Network Analysis seems to be the Venn diagramming of the online world. I know Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a whole field producing all these impressive diagrams, but I''ve never done an SNA because somehow it seems complex and time-consuming.

Exploratory Data Analysis

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

I've used exploratory data analysis (EDA) in my work and in my thinking about situations ever since discovering it years ago. A year or two ago, I discovered John Behrens' Principles and Procedures of Exploratory Data Analysis , which seems to contain principles and some of the common procedures. I've used paper and pencil, XLISP-STAT, R, ggobi, and other tools. I've read a number of the books.

Social Network Analysis in the public sector

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting application of SNA re: collaboration, transparency, etc. . SAP Innovation: Social Networking at the Service of the French Public Sector | SAP Web 2.0. Alexis Naibo of the SAP BusinessObjects Innovation Center gave a demonstration of the SNA technology, explaining how it can import data from a wide variety of sources including internal business applications, corporate databases, and external interfaces.

More Exploratory Data Analysis

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

To get a better explanation of what that means, see Andrew Gelman's A Bayesian Formulation of Exploratory Data Analysis and Goodness-of-fit Testing.I'd I missed two items in my last posting on EDA. First, there's another tool I use: J. Over time, I seem to oscillate between R and J. J, at least when I don't let myself get rusty in expressing ideas in J, is a powerful and concise way of thinking. R has an enormous library collection.

Cognitive Analysis for Sentiment of Project Reports – Level35 and IBM Watson

Michael Sampson - Currents

Level35 provides a cloud-based project portfolio management platform.

Annotated list of social network analysis software

Net-Map Toolbox

My colleague Rick Davies has started a list of SNA software especially from the perspective of practitioners and consultants who want to use the software without spending a scholarly life of studying them first. Very interesting. With positive and negative aspects of different packages. If you know have experience to share, he’d appreciate comments.