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Network Mapping for personal development – a retreat for women

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I have been exploring the power of Net-Map for personal development and happiness for a few years now. Because I am convinced: When it comes to living life fully, the network you are embedded in plays a great role, both supporting you and holding you back at times.

2014 146

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

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Or maybe connecting people to opportunities or strengthening the networks of the people you work with is an explicit goal of your work? I have recently been asked by a number of colleagues about the use of Net-Map in M&E and my advice to them may be useful for you too.

2018 116

How your landscape expands if you talk about conflict…

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So why have I started insisting that most of the groups that I draw network maps with, add a link of “conflict” to their picture? ” Even if they don’t mention a single conflict when we plan the Net-Map session.

2017 116

Guest Post: Net-Map in cultural development in Germany

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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.

Net-Mapping the Water-Food-Energy Nexus in the Upper Blue Nile in Ethiopia

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Based on participatory, visual network mapping and focus group discussions, the paper illustrates three interdependent challenges of the water-energy-food nexus in the Upper Blue Nile in Ethiopia.

Net-Map workshop in DC – May 1-2, 2015

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Come summer and it is that time of the year to immerse into mapping your complex networks. The two day Net-Map workshop teaches you basic understanding of the method, with emphasis on learning by drawing your network.

2015 116

Facebook and twitter aren’t the only networks that matter in Arab Spring

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The term “infectious idea&# gives us some guidance on how to think about this in network terms: The social mobilization spreads through the network like a (positive) infection. That is different from other things that flow through a network, such as money for example.

2011 174

Session on “Applying Network Knowledge” at the Sunbelt XXXV

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Would you be interested in presenting your Net-Map work at the at the Sunbelt XXXV , Brighton, UK, June 23– June 28, 2015, the largest annual conference of Social Network Analysis, organized by the International Network for Social Network Analysis ( INSNA )? Thus, successful governance approaches rely on networks of actors who collaborate and on the quality of their collaboration.

2014 89

Network till you drop?

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Today I talked with one of the participants of my Net-Map masterclass about the first Net-Map she is planning to do. While we were talking about how to use Net-Mapping strategically, we soon came to an important insight. It is not: “The more you network, the better.&#

2011 127

Ethics in Social Network Analysis

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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).

Quote of the Day

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“One useful rule of thumb is to use network maps more for raising questions than for answering them&# (Hoppe and Reinelt 2009).

2010 98

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

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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.

2009 136

Net-Map paper in Field Methods Journal

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“ Net-Map : Collecting Social Network Data and Facilitating Network Learning through Participatory Influence Network Mapping&# , by Eva Schiffer and Jennifer Hauck, Field Methods, August 2010 This paper focuses on how the method works, both for data collection and for facilitation of processes. If you are a regular at this blog, you know it all, but you’ll be glad to have it all in a condensed, quotable fashion.

2010 98

The structural logic behind corruption

Net-Map Toolbox

When network mapping with a group of people involved in avian flu prevention, we talked about the question: Where in this network do people have the highest incentive to bribe? Regina Birner has used Net-Map to visualize and summarize her findings about corruption in the construction of small reservoirs in Ghana and in forestry in Indonesia.

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Reminder: Learn Net-Map tomorrow in DC

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As it says in the invitation: “Influence Mapping of Social Networks – A presentation about the Net-Map Toolkit&#. On November 10, join a hands-on session of the Knowledge Management workgroup to experience social network mapping in an international development context. Independent consultant and developer of the Net-Map Toolkit. It will be wild and fast and frustrating. We have far too little time but still want to do everything.

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Business as usual leads to results as usual

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As regular readers know, I love having guest writers on my blog who describe their network mapping experiences and who enrich the discussion about potentials and challenges. The question that Hippolyte asks below reminds me of a network mapping session with American/European researchers and African policy makers.

2009 89

Business as usual leads to results as usual

Net-Map Toolbox

As regular readers know, I love having guest writers on my blog who describe their network mapping experiences and who enrich the discussion about potentials and challenges. The question that Hippolyte asks below reminds me of a network mapping session with American/European researchers and African policy makers.

2009 89

Collect, consolidate, validate

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We learn about the Net-Map method as we go and define it as we use it. One problem we often encountered is: How do we consolidate different views of various interview partners to get to a common network map that describes the situation? one interviewee said A and B are linked, the other one said they are not – it’s likely that the second interviewees perspective is not represented in your combined map…).

Collect, consolidate, validate

Net-Map Toolbox

We learn about the Net-Map method as we go and define it as we use it. One problem we often encountered is: How do we consolidate different views of various interview partners to get to a common network map that describes the situation? one interviewee said A and B are linked, the other one said they are not – it’s likely that the second interviewees perspective is not represented in your combined map…).

Social networks and XY

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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).

Social networks and XY

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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).

If only my ideas could spread like the common cold…

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I’m especially excited because I got involved in network mapping as a researcher, but I was convinced right from the beginning of it’s uses as a hands on practical tool to enhance planning processes and knowledge sharing A contagious idea is something that I share with people who share it with other people who share it with other people and just like the common cold, my first cough might allow me to have an impact on people and places that I have never even seen before.

What if we’re not quite sure?

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So what do we do (in social network mapping) if we are not sure about a link? What does that mean when you are Net-Mapping an especially confusing situation? looking at the complete network as if all the disputed links were indeed real. Are there certain areas of the network that you need to get a better understanding of? Are links disputed because of a lack of knowledge on your side or because of conflicting views within the network?

2009 89

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping). Mapping is never done.

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New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

Making CommunitySense

CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. Participatory community network mapping can support collaborative sensemaking within and across communities and their surrounding stakeholder networks. de Moor (2017).

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New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

Making CommunitySense

CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. Participatory community network mapping can support collaborative sensemaking within and across communities and their surrounding stakeholder networks. de Moor (2017).

2017 130

New Leadership Tools: Finding Direction through Network Maps: Mini Case #1

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Instead, people operate through networks: informal webs of relationships that people instinctively form in the workplace. Network maps provide new and helpful information about how people actually perform work, make decisions, and solve problems.

2017 180

The News Story in Value Network Maps

Portals and KM

From John Maloney on the Value-Networks group this week, a link to a wonderful blog post, Value Network Maps at NewsTools2008 , from an unconference-style mashup of journalists, technologists, and entrepreneurs.

Help! Testing a network mapping exercise | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Testing a network mapping exercise Published by Nancy White at 2:31 pm under knowledge sharing , networks I often use a variety of paper networking mapping exercises in my face to face workshops. For our test, pick one of your networks!)

2008 130

Social Network Mapping!

Chris Collison

Came across this creative view of social networking on Flickr today. I wonder how the plate tectonics of social networking have changed the landscape since this was drawn a year ago? Design

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.

2007 130

Green Chameleon » Shhhh… the IP Addresses Have Ears

Green Chameleon

Social network analysis in organisations has long been promoted as a way of spotting opportunities for improving collaboration and knowledge flows. Network mapping software pioneer Valdis Krebs has just celebrated his twentieth birthday in the business.

2007 130

PechaKucha presentation on “The Power of Communities”

Making CommunitySense

I introduce my CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping and show how it has been applied, together with network visualization tool Kumu to strengthen agricultural collaborations in Malawi, as described in more detail in this post.

2018 130

New Case Studies: How to Use Networks Strategically

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Network maps make the invisible world of organizational transactions, relationships, and knowledge flows visible. Each case study shows how one client used network knowledge to advance their strategy. Case Study #1: Using Network Mapping to Globalize an Organization.

2016 175

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). How do we discover the people who should be in our networks, but currently arent?

2008 35

Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

Making CommunitySense

As you know, I am an ardent believer in the power of visualization and mapping to build, strengthen, and link communities. In my CommuitySensor mapping methodology , icons play a crucial role. CommunitySensor standardized community network mapping icons.

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Latest posts from Networked City

Social Reporter

Here’s the latest posts from the Networked City blog. See earlier posts for more about our development – or the Networked City wiki. Network maps need conversations to be useful, and conversations benefit from mapping … the dynamics of civic operating systems. How mapping visionaries for responsible tech could help develop a people-centred approach to Smarter London. All posts Networked City

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How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

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I recently use a new tool called sumApp to map conference connections in real time. She was invited by Adam Herman, OACB’s Communications Director, who had heard her speak about networks. Why Use Network Maps? I’ve been doing network mapping now for about ten years.

2018 138

Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

Making CommunitySense

As you know, I am an ardent believer in the power of visualization and mapping to build, strengthen, and link communities. In my CommunitySensor mapping methodology , icons play a crucial role. CommunitySensor standardized community network mapping icons.

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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.

2014 91

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

2013 181

Using digital technology and asset mapping to tackle social isolation – without special funding

Social Reporter

research and map local resources and networks that can provide ideas, support, activities or funding – and build relationships to make the most of these. Develop a network of volunteer digital champions.

2014 239

Beat the Conference Blahs

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They agreed to create a real-time map of all the relationships in the room. To help participants see how they might help each other, we used network visualization. Together, we collectively tested theories and built our understanding of what the network meant.

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