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. You need to know how to handle qualitative data, which is something you can be trained in. One group are the very qualitatively oriented, people who tell you two stories and are acutely aware of all the differences between them. I’m struggling with this. And learning while I struggle.

A simple guide to Qualitative Easing

Neighbourhoods

As a service to readers, this blog now offers an easy guide to the little-known alternative micro-social policy of qualitative easing. Qualitative easing is the government's strategy of floating-off prosocial behaviour by reducing the rate of interest that services actually take in people, thereby 'artificially' increasing the amount of mutual support in the market. But what makes qualitative easing so clever is the way it leaves prosocial behaviour to look after itself.

Net-Map training, 16th-17th August, Washington DC

Net-Map Toolbox

You want to understand the politics of a reform, manage the people side of your business, evaluate complex projects or do engaging qualitative, quantitative and visual network research?

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Brands & The Collaborative Economy Research Project: Call for Participation

Online Community Strategy

Today I’m kicking off a qualitative research project exploring the level of understanding, interest in, and urgency surrounding the Collaborative Economy for Brands.

2015 84

#SOCRMx Week 7: Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research

Jenny Connected

The past two weeks in the Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC (SOCRMx) have covered ‘How to Lie with Statistics’ (Week 6 Quantitative data analysis) and ‘Interpretation and Trustworthiness in Qualitative Data Analysis’ (Week 7).

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

I’m suggesting qualitative self-tracking can be thought of as a distinct type of practice. …. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity. We have tried to answer questions such as: How do we know who someone is? How do we project ourselves on the internet?

2018 148

Networks, gender and race in job-searchers in rural America (Missouri)

Net-Map Toolbox

We collected ross-sectional quantitative and qualitative information about job-seeking networks through in-depth interviews with 9 local residents. How do the networks of black and white, male and female job-seekers differ?

A-Z of authors I have learned from this year

Jenny Connected

Dwyer, Sonya & Buckle, Jennifer – The Space Between: On Being an Insider-Outsider in Qualitative Research . Polit, Denise & Beck, Cheryl – Generalization in Quantitative and Qualitative Research: Myths and Strategies.

2016 130

How AI Can Help Solve The Biggest Problem With Crowdsourcing

Online Community Strategy

The qualitative “wisdom of the crowd” becomes quantitative intelligence that grows in value over time. The concept of engaging “the Crowd” through digital platforms has been around for some time.

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Blog>> User Adoption and Valuating Performance

Green Chameleon

qualitative satisfaction : beside the quantitative valuation, also measure how happy the people are with the new solution; regularly read the pulse with simple mood questionnaires; we are using the ‘net promoter score’ where we ask if the people would recommend our services.

2012 173

Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia through a Gender and Governance Lens

Net-Map Toolbox

This paper uses Net-Map for qualitative data collection on the use of agricultural extension in Ethiopia, especially understanding the role of women (authors: Tewodaj Mogues, Marc J.

New Year links

Viv Mcwaters

Web tools for qualitative data analysis from Michael Wesch at Kansas State University. Lake Superior University Banished Words List 2009 . 2008 The Year in Review from the folk at JibJab. Wise words indeed from Doug. Les Posen on 2009 being the year when presenting well comes of age. I hope he’s right! A short video that explains Net-Map , a networking and power mapping tool for communities developed by Eva Schiffer. ShareThis.

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Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

Crafting Qualitative Research: Morgan and S Smircich 30 Years On. Interviews: Learning the Craft of Qualitative Research. This seminar that I attended last week on crafting research was very interesting.

2017 130

Want to Know What Community Members (a.k.a. Customers) Need? Just Ask.

Online Community Strategy

A few issues with online surveys are that the quality of the results depends on the quality of the questions, and in particular, thinking through appropriate choices for multiple choice questions, and also creating effect write in questions that will yield helpful qualitative feedback.

2016 74

Brands & The Collaborative Economy Research Project: Call for Participation

Online Community Strategy

— Today I’m kicking off a qualitative research project exploring the level of understanding, interest in, and urgency surrounding the Collaborative Economy for Brands. Update 3/2/15: The survey (Wave 1) will remain open until Friday, March 6th.

2015 46

Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

The object of activity is qualitatively transformed so as to open up a horizon of wider possibilities and new actions.’.

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

This is a tool that is great for telling you about the HOW and WHY, especially if you have a good interviewer who will dig deep into the qualitative discussion of the map and take good notes of it. Are you planning or implementing complex projects, that aim at social change?

2018 116

Preview of the Brands & Collaborative Economy Research Project

Online Community Strategy

In March I embarked on a series of qualitative research projects to help organizations prepare for the disruption and opportunity emerging from the Collaborative Economy, and understand what resources they need to be successful.

2015 66

How AI Can Help Solve The Biggest Problem With Crowdsourcing

Online Community Strategy

The qualitative “wisdom of the crowd” becomes quantitative intelligence that grows in value over time. The concept of engaging “the Crowd” through digital platforms has been around for some time.

2017 46

From intuition to knowing for sure: a case of applying learning analytics at course level

Joitske Hulsebosch

This qualitative data is generally speaking easy to generate from a learning platform. Good' a qualitative concept and difficult to measure. Blogpost is written in collaboration with Francois Walgering from MOOCfactory and Sibrenne Wagenaar from Ennuonline.

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#SOCRMx Week 4: ‘half-way’ tasks and reflections

Jenny Connected

Particularly useful is reference to this open textbook : Principles of Sociological Inquiry – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods with specific reference to Chapters 14.1 (Click on the image to go to source.). This post should have been made at the end of last week.

2017 130

#SOCRMx: Week 4 – Discourse Analysis

Jenny Connected

Discourse analysis is a method for collecting qualitative data through the analysis of talk and text. (Click on image for source).

2017 164

Value Creation in Communities of Practice – further insights

Jenny Connected

website statistics as an indicator of immediate value in Cycle 1), much of the framework focuses on collecting qualitative data though story telling in answer to questions such as ‘What activities have you participated in and how has this participation changed your practice?’

2012 155

The evidence is here: Visual portfolio mapping delivers better decisions

Governance in a Networked World

This article also included qualitative evidence of the positive business outcomes the visualisation led to.

2013 181

Teaching English with Technology – does it work? Part 1

e-Moderation Station

The aim of this 6-week qualitative study was to investigate the effect of an online audience on the students’ writing process. Photo by Nico Cavallotto. Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

2017 114

MOOCs – Which Way Now?

Jenny Connected

The initial survey generated over 30,000 words of qualitative data from a survey completed by 47 participants.

2014 202

Net-Map Level 1 Certification Course (Washington, DC)

Net-Map Toolbox

Level 2: Net-Map Qualitative and Visual Data Collection and Analysis. We offer Net-Map certification courses on 4 levels: Level 1: Net-Map Facilitation. Level 3: Net-Map Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis. Level 4: Net-Map Mastery – Train the Trainer. Join us for a 2 day, Level 1 Net-Map class on the 4.-5. of August in Washington DC! You will learn how to use this pen-and-paper method in meetings, individual interviews and to structure your own thinking process.

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Preview of the Brands & Collaborative Economy Research Project

Online Community Strategy

In March I embarked on a series of qualitative research projects to help organizations prepare for the disruption and opportunity emerging from the Collaborative Economy, and understand what resources they need to be successful.

2015 46

Want to Know What Community Members (a.k.a. Customers) Need? Just Ask.

Online Community Strategy

A few issues with online surveys are that the quality of the results depends on the quality of the questions, and in particular, thinking through appropriate choices for multiple choice questions, and also creating effect write in questions that will yield helpful qualitative feedback.

2016 46

SOCRMx Week 2 Surveys

Jenny Connected

I have found all this fascinating but the truth of the matter is that I prefer collecting qualitative data to quantitative data. I have divided this post into two parts. The first part reports on information from the course site.

2017 130

Value Creation in Communities of Practice

Jenny Connected

As communities move through the cycles they have to touch on more qualitative data, but stories are about causality, not about whether data is quantitative or qualitative and stories are needed from all levels of the framework.

#SOCRMx – Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC. Week 1

Jenny Connected

To date I have always preferred a qualitative approach. Source of image. I am currently participating in two MOOCs – the #openedMOOC run by David Wiley and George Siemens , and this one – Introduction to Social Research Methods, run by Jeremy Knox and his team at Edinburgh University.

2017 141

Blog>> Metrics, ROI, Monitoring and Evaluation Again

Green Chameleon

Matt Moore is doing some interesting thinking around ROI, and to the quantitative/qualitative mix, he’s now adding ‘credibility’ or ‘authority’ of the project leader as an important but usually neglected issue.

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#SOCRMx Week 5: Data Analysis

Jenny Connected

One paper took a qualitative approach to data generation and the other a quantitative approach. In this second half of the Introduction to Social Research Methods course the focus shifts from data generation and research methods to data analysis. Click on image for source).

2017 130

Guerrilla Research into Rhizomatic Learning

Jenny Connected

With one or two exceptions, the research I have been involved in has never been funded and has been qualitative or mixed methods research. (Source of image: [link].

2014 174

How (some) SMEs are using the Web

Nancy White

The survey is collecting lots more data - both quantitative and qualitative. I have just been going through some of the early results from an online survey I launched yesterday. I am looking at how SMEs in the technology/new media sector in the South East of England are using a variety of Web services/technologies to communicate and share information both internally and externally. The results are still coming in so it will be a couple of weeks before I have a full summary I can share.

2008 100

What toddler tantrums tell you about work conflicts – Or: The risks and benefits of being a pattern thinker

Net-Map Toolbox

I realized that it’s not so much about whether you are more of a left brain or right brain person, whether you think in numbers or stories (quantitative vs. qualitative), but it’s about being able to see patterns. Or, to move this from the (made up) quantitative to the more qualitative description of the same question: How can you become a skeptical optimist instead of becoming a cynic?

2012 104

Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

The object of activity is qualitatively transformed so as to open up a horizon of wider possibilities and new actions.’.

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

Governance in a Networked World

What did catch my eye though were some of the comments extracted from his qualitative interviews. Ordering Yahoo workers back to the office certainly gained its share of critics for Marissa Mayer when instituting this Yahoo policy some 18 months ago now.

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Ethical behaviours online

Jenny Connected

These indicators have been identified from both quantitative and qualitative data suggesting that ‘bad behaviour’ cannot be simply a matter of individual perception.

2015 166

Target Practice

Chris Collison

I’m advocating that as Knowledge Management professionals, we should be able to offer any group a simple process for describing their practices qualitatively, thereby enhancing their knowledge-sharing. Urinals. Do you spend much time looking at them?

The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing

Alchemy of Change

Restaurants have been around for hundreds of years, but today they play a qualitatively different role in the way humans consume calories in developed economies. I just finished reading Lisa Gansky’s The Mesh and there’s much to like about the book.

2011 253

#Share2011 - @sarahhaase De-Mystifying ROI Calculation for #SharePoint (Sarah Haase, Best Buy)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sarah has a great grid to show possible ROI measures - splitting between quantitative and qualitative. -. In the penultimate session of Share 2011, Sarah Haase is presenting her second session of the conference - about ROI for SharePoint.

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