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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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.

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Guest Post: Net-Map in cultural development in Germany

Net-Map Toolbox

First time-use of a Net-Map-procedure in a culture development process. With the decision to perform a network analysis, the Institute for Cultural Policy entered new territory within the framework of cultural development processes.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Social Network Travel Logging

Governance in a Networked World

I thought it might be interesting to have a travel log (including an evolving network map) which starts with people we meet and then support this with the places that we meet, rather than the other way around. She immediately slapped down the map in front of me….she

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Missing the Power of a Point

21st Century Organization

It is ironic that a network visual "portraying the complexity of American military strategy" in Afghanistan, appearing on the front page of the NY Times on-line today is used to bemoan the use of PowerPoint.

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Introducing Social Networking Tools and Social Networking Analysis to Business: What To Do

How to Save the World

September 27, 2007 Introducing Social Networking Tools and Social Networking Analysis to Business: What To Do I attended a meeting yesterday of a self-managed KM group facilitated by the Conference Board of Canada. Mindmaps: Used by quite a few organizations, but not really as a social networking tool. IM:Not sure if it qualifies as a social networking tool, but mostparticipants used IM and found it very successful in some communities.

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The evidence is here: Visual portfolio mapping delivers better decisions

Governance in a Networked World

The basic concept of mapping project interdepencies is quite simple. This is where social network mapping comes in. We believed that the core visualisation techniques drawn from the field of social network analysis would provide the best "cognitive fit", i.e

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Green Chameleon » Maps Are Not Enough

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Maps Are Not Enough From Graham Durant-Law this pithy reminder that a social network map alone is not enough.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dave Pollards papers on business innovation & knowledge management September 26, 2008 CCK08 Week Three: Eight Important Questions About Learning and Connection W eek 3 of the CCK08 Connectivism MOOC is principally about network theory. Ive written a bit about this, notably about network analysis (Rob Cross) and network mapping (Valdis Krebs, who was this weeks virtual guest lecturer).

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Making KM Fun!

Chris Collison

Social Network Mapping with the UN in Ethiopia. . Syngenta have been a client for a number of years now, and have been looking for new ways to up-skill the core teams of their networks, especially in the early stages of growth.

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Microsoft Excel: The Bumblebee's six most useful Excel add-ins

The Bumble Bee

In this article I introduce 6 excel add-ins which meet this criterion - NodeXL, Solver, Rainbow, Spreadsheet Converter, Crystal Ball and Fractal Maps. Image: A fractal map of retail sales data. NodeXL: How do I analyse network data quickly and visually?

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How SNA Combats the Tyranny of Top Down

Governance in a Networked World

Through the ‘magic’ of SNA we can explore this scenario by simply removing all the line managers from the map: Now the circles are re-scaled to reflect just those nominations that are received from their peer shop floor workers. SNA maps work to the granularity of the individual.

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RSA - Connected Communities - How social networks power and sustain the Big Society

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In this report we argue for a new approach to community regeneration, based on an understanding of the importance of social networks, such an approach has the potential to bring about significant improvements in efforts to combat isolation and to support the development of resilient and empowered communities. We argue for a new approach to community regeneration, based on an understanding of the importance of social networks.

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Is Your Social Capital Helping or Hindering Your Leadership Aspirations?

Governance in a Networked World

Your social capital is described as the assets that accrue from the network of personal relationships you have. Kelley and Caplan studied starperformers at Bell Labs 20 years ago and identified relationship networks as a key differentiator for the high performers.

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Beautiful Visualization

TNT - The Network Thinker

I have a chapter in this book on network visualization. In my chapter, I discuss how to derive network maps from simple data like "the choices people make" and "the events people attend." I apply social network analysis to easily accessible data.

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Map Reading

Portals and KM

I'm just getting Susan (our Tom-Tom) ready for a roadtrip to Wisconsin, clearing my desk, came back to notes from the excellent workshop on networks for social change I attended last week at IISC (Interaction Institute for Social Change). I was also very happy to catch up with Marilyn Darling , who facilitated an Emergent Learning Map during the afternoon. It was a great refresher and a reminder that I need to use these maps more often.

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The beginning and. Roberto Cremonini's hopes for the day

Endless Knots

Marianne welcomed us, explained why we're here; Gibran Rivera laid out the agenda; Madeleine Taylor, who helped design program, introduced Bruce Hoppe, who interprets a social network map that shows how connected people in the room are--some on periphery, some central. Bruce explains that the map raises the question, "Why are people on one edge not connected to people on the other?" Tags: Networks and Networking

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Re-launch of www.optimice.com.au

Governance in a Networked World

By answering a simple survey you can see how your profile fits with other readers on a dynamically changing social network map. Departments @ War” uses organisational network analysis to identify trust (and mistrust) networks across organisations and shows how value networks can be used to help build trust.

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Corporate Communications: Talk or Tell?

Governance in a Networked World

The above episode was before the age of social media and social networking. Social Media and Social Networking are here to stay and will give a substantial voice to the organisation’s stakeholders; so embrace, don’t ignore. The network map shows the peer connections.

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It’s like magic! But what does it mean?

Net-Map Toolbox

I’ve been mapping networks for some years now but in the past months I have used a more traditional approach to social network analysis for the first time. Sure, you can add non-network questions to the survey to elaborate the background.

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"Socially Challenged" - Putting the WHO in Enterprise 2.0 at Frankfurt Workshop

21st Century Organization

Summit 2010 I'll be in Frankfurt, October 26, leading a workshop on " Social Networking Culture- Made Simple ". . Collaborate enterprise wide networking platform introduction succeeded. IT's under pressure to deliver Facebook-like social networking inside companies.

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Social networks and XY

Net-Map Toolbox

That’s the really interesting stuff, combining the analysis of social networks with the analysis of something else (XY): What kinds of networks are linked to greater innovations in companies (you need to collect indicators of innovativeness in addition to the network analysis), higher welfare in African villages (add welfare indicators) or being more effective terrorists (count successful acts of terrorism).

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Social networks and XY

Net-Map Toolbox

That’s the really interesting stuff, combining the analysis of social networks with the analysis of something else (XY): What kinds of networks are linked to greater innovations in companies (you need to collect indicators of innovativeness in addition to the network analysis), higher welfare in African villages (add welfare indicators) or being more effective terrorists (count successful acts of terrorism).

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Visualizing Indictments

TNT - The Network Thinker

One of my researchers, Andrejs Van Nostran, and I took the three indictments and mined them for network data. We wanted to do a social network analysis of this complex and unfolding story. The network map above shows just the key people in the three indictments.

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What's the "Network"?

TNT - The Network Thinker

Above is a typical social network map [social graph]. It shows the connections amongst various members of an on-line social network [OSN]. Are people interested in the network, but still lurking around the edges -- waiting for an intro/invite or opportunity to step forward?

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Network of Social Network Scholars

TNT - The Network Thinker

Last week June and I attended the Sunbelt Social Network conference, sponsored by INSNA -- the network of social network analysts. It was great conference focusing on all aspects of social network analysis.

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Update on Ageing Better Innovation – look to apps and connectors

Social Reporter

We hope to pilot some mapping of who knows who, using Drew Mackie’s expertise, in order to see how social network analysis could help. Which bring me back to some north of the border innovation, and the need to talk to Drew about our social network mapping.

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Mapping at the Big Society Network Open Night

Social Reporter

One experiment we tried at the recent Big Society Network Open Night was asking anyone who wanted to lead a discussion to step to the front, pitch, form a group, chat, report back. We explained that the input data would be confidential, but that we would map the results as an illustration.

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Looking Forward - Emerging and Declining Networks for 2009

21st Century Organization

It is one thing to say we live in a networked, interconnected world but another to change our metaphors, language, economic models, and management practices. Yes, networks and complexity are an underlying theme. Post 2 will address Network Driven Business Models and Risk Mitigation.

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Online Community Unconference 2009 Wiki Open & Session Highlights

Online Community Report

Social CRM : Mapping Social ID's, Behavioral Targeting & Common Profiles. Social Network Analysis (in excel!). Marc Smith of Telligent led a session on social network mapping and analysis, and offered a demo of NodeXL, a free, excel-based tool.

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Network Structure of Swine Flu Pandemic

TNT - The Network Thinker

We use the social network analysis software, InFlow , to illustrate the spread of the contagion. Below is a social network map of the connections between employees in a large organization [data is real, names have been hidden]. The link of that infection is mapped below.

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It's the Network, Stupid

TNT - The Network Thinker

It is amazing how many of our current problems come down to the realization that it's the network, the connectivity, that matters. In most situations we know how to fix and enhance the nodes in the network. Above is a network map of a portion of the US electric grid.

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Network of Interest

TNT - The Network Thinker

You may not have AQ on speed dial, nor be following them in Twitter, nor have their hate sites in your bookmarks, nor have accepted them as a friend/contact on Facebook/LinkedIn, nor be living in the same building as them, but you may still be in their extended social network neighborhood !

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New Political Patterns

TNT - The Network Thinker

I have been doing a social network analysis of the purchase patterns of political books since 2003. A quick analysis of Amazon's sales data of political books gives us a highly similar analysis to that of political pollsters & pundits.

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Connected Customers

TNT - The Network Thinker

In terms of social network analysis: the hotel staff spans structural holes between the guests -- occupying the power position in the network. Below is a network map of the situation. A network illustration of the connected INSNA hotel guests looks different.

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Green Chameleon » Invisible Influence

Green Chameleon

It’s a nice thing to do, though the cynical might say they are showing off their network visibility and the insecure might say “hey I’d better comment, all these other people are&#. If we don’t try to map the stuff that’s not there, we’re only mapping our assets and resources for history, not for current and future needs. The fact that they are easier to track and map is tempting, however.

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leadernetwork wiki

John Tropea - Delicious Network

leadernetwork FrontPage Search wiki: Home Edit page Log in Add features Help Welcome to our living bibliography on leadership networks. Here is a free online network survey tool you can use to run your own network mapping project. Social networks through time (pp.

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