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. Even though this is quite a scientific course, you learn new ways of looking at networks and for instance using Gephi with all its possibilities. What kind of people would you like to have in your network.

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. It is good to have conversations about a network. What is the role of ''a true picture'' of the network? social network analysis

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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. Networks and Networking Talent Wild Horses.

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.

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.

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Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network

Alchemy of Change

It’s worth checking out; and even though it’s still not particularly useful so far, the service does provide an interesting look at were network analytics is likely to go in the not-too-distant future – and that’s going to get pretty interesting, I think.

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. They were then asked to draw actors on a network card using a large sheet of paper and pens.

Ethics in Social Network Analysis

Net-Map Toolbox

Network data is fundamentally different in that as a researcher you can only make sense of the data if your respondents identify specific other actors by name. I don’t even do any magic afterwards with the data (as you do when transforming survey answers into network diagrams).

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. In organizations nodes often belong to a cluster of nodes resulting in closed networks or clusters where ties are strong, and some nodes connect clusters, making them brokers.

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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. Whether shared or created with the client or not, it's how I make sense of how a network of actors (inside an organization, or across multiple organizations) gets work done.

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. So let me try to tell you how I think it works and you can see if that makes sense: You collect network data in a way that involves collecting network narratives (stories about how the network works) and a visual representation of the network. and try to say something about how network structures are linked to network performance.

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. Cross, Andrew Parker, Rob Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations Theodore Zeldin: Conversation: How Talk Can Change Our Lives © 2006-2008 Straits Knowledge.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

One of my huge interests is networks and how they can thrive online. I still work regularly with networks and communities. Social Network Analysis seems to be the Venn diagramming of the online world.

Social Network Analysis in the public sector

Collaborative Thinking

SAP Innovation: Social Networking at the Service of the French Public Sector | SAP Web 2.0. Many people today are active members of professional social networks such as LinkedIn or Viadeo, and want it to be as easy to find an internal contact as it is externally. SAP Innovation: Social Networking at the Service of the French Public Sector | SAP Web 2.0. Demonstration Site: Social Network Analyzer demo. Welcome to the Social Network Analyzer demo site.

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Annotated list of social network analysis software

Net-Map Toolbox

And even if you don’t, his website is definitely worth going to – if you have some time at your hand, because you are basically guaranteed to loose yourself for a while in the depth and scope of his knowledge documentation around monitoring and evaluation – with a network twist

X-RIME: Hadoop based large scale social network analysis

Collaborative Thinking

Below are some other interesting efforts: X-RIME: Hadoop based large scale social network analysis. Today's Internet-based social network sites possess huge user communities. A key enabler for this is a cost efficient solution for social data management and social network analysis (SNA). X-RIME: Hadoop based large scale social network analysis. HW09 Social network analysis with Hadoop. Tags: Social Networking & Collaboration

Social Network Analysis Workshop

TNT - The Network Thinker

Valdis Krebs will be presenting a 1/2 day workshop on practical applications of social network analysis [SNA] at the upcoming Sunbelt Social Network Conference sponsored by INSNA -- International Network for Social Network Analysis.

The State of Social Network Analysis in Business: LINKS Workshop Report

21st Century Organization

June 7- 11 I had the good fortune of taking a deeper dive into social network analysis (SNA) at the University of Kentucky's Links Center Summer Workshop. . When automated tools perform the analysis, users may resent knowing that software is analyzing their behavior.

New White Paper on “Organisational Network Analysis: Beyond Business Process Mapping”

Governance in a Networked World

In this paper we position Organisational Network Analysis (ONA) between Social Network Analysis (SNA), Business Process Mapping (BPM) and Value Network Analysis (VNA). We illustrate the approach with a case study. We suggest that its application is appropriate for organisations looking for a quick and inexpensive method for gaining broad based organisational insights or looking for areas of focus for applying the more detailed BPM or VNA techniques.

Mapping Our Friendships Over Time and Space: The Future of Social Network Analysis

Collaborative Thinking

There is a "human geography" aspect to how networks emerge, form, and evolve over time that sometimes I think we miss. Mapping Our Friendships Over Time and Space: The Future of Social Network Analysis. What new things could we discover if social network analysis took time and space into account, in addition to the raw connections between people? Social Networking & CollaborationVery intriguing (re: applying time/space to SNA).

Investing in Social Network Analysis

TNT - The Network Thinker

CNET is reporting that social network analysis company, Visible Path [VP], is about be acquired by a very large firm. VP is one of the few businesses focused on social networks that actually know what they are doing -- no smoke and mirrors, nor beacons here.

OSNA - Open Source Network Analysis

TNT - The Network Thinker

You specialize in OSNA -- open source network analysis ", he said. Look at all of these networks you have mapped with data from the Internet", he continued. I will discuss OSNA at the New Network Theory Conference in Amsterdam, 28-30 June, 2007.

Organizational Network Analysis - A Great Session at KM World 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

I talked to him this morning my time (4am in Norway, 11pm in DC), and he said that he had attended an "excellent" session on organizational network analysis as a pre-conference workshop. The workshop, W13 - Organizational Network Analysis and Tools was presented by Patti Anklam. " If you missed it, like I did, Patti is the author of Net Work: A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Networks at Work and in the World.

Web Site Social Network Analysis

TNT - The Network Thinker

GA provides various export options of the data it presents to webmasters, so I have started to export some of the interesting views as CSV files which I then import into InFlow for social network analysis.

Bright Future for Social Network Analysis?

TNT - The Network Thinker

Message #1 includes social network analysis. Gartner said that Social Network Interaction is where leading-edge companies will make their mark and wield their influence. Good advice from the Gartner Group at their Symposium/ITxpo: Emerging Trends this week.

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Attending the Sunbelt 2013 conference in Hamburg

Bas Rues

Nonetheless, this is the place to be this week for network researchers. And as I’m studying social networks, I’m glad to be here as well. Tagged: conference , hamburg , insna , ora , sna , social network analysis , sunbelt.

Integrating Network Analysis into a Social Media/Collaboration Project

Patti Anklam

in which an organizational network analysis (ONA) is used in an integrated way during the development of a collaboration strategy. See Using Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) and let us know what you think. I have been recently been requested to participate in proposals (some leading to projects!) In each instance, I’ve found it necessary to write some educational “addenda” for attachment to the proposals.

Hippolyte Affognon (ILRI) writes: Implementing knowledge acquired through Social Network Analysis training

Net-Map Toolbox

Eva Schiffer, an expert in Social Network Analysis (SNA), gave training on SNA on the campus of ILRI Nairobi, Kenya from 13 to 17th October 2008. We used workshops as means to gather the information necessary for the analysis and we noticed that the absence of relevant actors at the workshops may lead to serious gaps in the analysis.

social network analysis fun & games (1)

Engineers without Fears

I've pretty much got my head round the VNA data format and it generates cute pictures such as this: Maje offers nifty 3D visualisations of social networks like this*: And now I am wrestling with UCInet. Currently playing with various SNA tools: NetDraw - download it for free and have a play.

New Window on Social Network Analysis in Organizations

TNT - The Network Thinker

They have been a fan of social network analysis for several years now. Recently, they sent out this press release about how social and organizational network analysis fits into their concept of "Pattern-Based Strategy."

Leading from the Bottom

Governance in a Networked World

Over a decade and a half of Social Network Analysis (SNA) studies has highlighted to us just how embedded this model is within organisations, though clearly the degree of hierarchical compliance does vary significantly across industries. We have been long term advocates of J.B.

Patti Anklam - Untitled Article

Patti Anklam

It’s titled Network Analysis (SNA/ONA) Methods for Assessment & Measurement. Part of what’s been interesting over the past years (as I was working on Net Work and thereafter) is the pick-up of interest in all things networks and nonprofits.

Social capital measures in dynamic social networks?

Bas Rues

I’ve been reading literature about social network analysis (SNA) lately for my research. However, many research does not address the value of the potential (or past) changes in the network, it especially addresses the value (social capital) of a snapshot of the network, the value of the existing social ties. In my view, it is not complete to study social networks as static. They were formed sometime before the analysis, there are reasons it became that way.

social network analysis fun & games (2)

Engineers without Fears

Krackhardt's Graph Theoretical Dimensions of Hierarchy; Density; E-I index; Cliques; N-cliques; N-clans; K-plexes; K-cores; F-groups; Lambda sets and bridges; Automorphic equivalence; Optimization by Tabu search; Two-mode SVD analysis. The list goes on. SNA has its own arcane set of techniques and an equally arcane language to decribe them. Other forms of data mining have their own obscure vocabularies (CHAID, CART, k-Nearest-Neighbour) and they have been heavily used in the CRM world.

Who would you like to sit near at work?

Governance in a Networked World

Social Network Analysis and Workplace Design Modern organisations are rapidly moving away from ‘command and control’ structures to more ‘empower and support’ frameworks, with of course social business initiatives leading the way.

Social Physics: Oxymoron or Big 'Social' Data Tipping Point?

Governance in a Networked World

I once had a similar aspiration based on my early explorations into mapping discussion log and email data, long before even the Internet and social media/networking was around. Thanks to Google maps, it is now possible to overlay social network connections onto geographic maps.

Did Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Really get it Wrong in Banning "Work from Home"?

Governance in a Networked World

In recent times I have been providing twitter maps and affinity mapping (feel free to join up) to support networking at the forum. SBF14 #sna #socialbusiness #twittermaps #Yahoo Case Study Social Business Social Network Analysis

Did Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Really get it Wrong in Banning "Work from Home"?

Governance in a Networked World

In recent times I have been providing twitter maps and affinity mapping (feel free to join up) to support networking at the forum. SBF14 #sna #socialbusiness #twittermaps #Yahoo Case Study Social Business Social Network Analysis

How do we make the shift from individual to group social capital?

Bas Rues

These are my first baby steps in the world of social network analysis research, and to me, (group) social capital is still a holy grail somehow… Tagged: sna , social capital. online collaborative spaces social network analysis sna social capital Social capital remains an ambiguous term. The last decades it is used often, and often for different meanings. Recently, Chris Jones also mentioned it and raises great questions.

Discovering Communities of Practice w/ Organizational Network Analysis

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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