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. Monday I''ll be taking my exam of the Coursera MOOC about SNA. Tomorrow I have a webinar with a group of people interested in social network analysis, interested in the tools.

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?

Trending Sources

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? Though my talk will not be about Net-Map but about the new network pattern cards which I am developing.

2015 46

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. These networks are often visualized as a snapshot in time for sake of simplicity, and more often than not are overly simplified for readability purposes.

2013 37

What’s New with SNA/ONA?

Patti Anklam

Carol is a Gartner analyst who has been following social network analysis for almost as long as I have been practicing it. Last year, she and her colleagues published the Market Guide for Social Network Analysis. group about the use of network analysis and received very sparse response. Organizational network analysis (ONA) has always seemed like a good idea, and yet … there are have been some real barriers.

How SNA Combats the Tyranny of Top Down

Governance in a Networked World

We are prompted to write this post by Gary Hamel’s excellent exposition on “Leaders Everywhere” , together with some recent SNA work we have been conducting that speaks directly to the thesis around developing leaders at all levels of the organisation. See Social Analytics 2.0 – Its Time.

Can SNA be the new Six Sigma?

Governance in a Networked World

Social Network Analysis (SNA) has been with us in the research communities for over 70 years now. Of the over 500,000 management consulting firms in the world today I suspect well less than 100 have ever done an SNA project. There are very few practitioner SNA events, but lots of research events. My view is that a big part of what is holding SNA back as a mainstream business tool is its research heritage.

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. Demonstration Site: Social Network Analyzer demo.

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. I also think it has application well beyond SNA. 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.

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.

X-RIME: Hadoop based large scale social network analysis

Collaborative Thinking

Earlier this year I added to this post: Social Graph Engines (Updated). 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). This makes them hard to optimize and hard to use for SNA users.

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.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

socialnetwork networks

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

Net-Map Toolbox

RWS administrative practices function to sustain the core social and political order in Vietnam as institutionalised in “the state”, rather than being primarily oriented to improving rural water supply. Molinga Political Economy Social Network Analysis state legitimacy The state Vietnam

2015 29

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.

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. . The session also gave me deep appreciation for the importance of math and analytical talents in SNA.

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

Collaborative Thinking

Very intriguing (re: applying time/space to SNA). 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 & Collaboration

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 network analysis fun & games (1)

Engineers without Fears

Currently playing with various SNA tools: NetDraw - download it for free and have a play. 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.

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 found that SNA is a good diagnostic method for analyzing data on patterns of relationships among people or organizations.

Making SNA visible

Patti Anklam

I have written recently about the difficulty of “selling” or introducing network analysis projects. Both say (not loudly, nor in BIG LETTERS) that organizational network analysis (ONA) is something that firms will increasing need as work and management practices shift.

Who would you like to sit near at work?

Governance in a Networked World

Sounds a simple enough question, but likely to provoke a mix of emotions that strikes at the heart of the social and business dichotomy. Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a method of choice for analyzing and understanding informal collaboration patterns.

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. SNA has its own arcane set of techniques and an equally arcane language to decribe them. measurement sna

Social capital measures in dynamic social networks?

Bas Rues

I’ve been reading literature about social network analysis (SNA) lately for my research. A lot is written about SNA. About analyzing, about measures, about SNA in organizations, and many more. 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. social capital

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

Bas Rues

Social capital remains an ambiguous term. Sometimes I also refer to social capital, but I learned to use the term with care, or at least explain what you mean by it when you mention it. For example, The fact that it can refer to the social capital of a person (whatever exact definition you would give it) and for a group, makes it a multilevel concept. online collaborative spaces social network analysis sna social capital

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.

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

Governance in a Networked World

Pentland is perhaps best known for his ‘social tags’ used for monitoring individual human interactions to identify those interaction most associated with productive teams. The book essentially builds on his earlier work with social tags and effective teams.

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

Governance in a Networked World

Principally, my upcoming presentation at the Social Business Forum 2014 in Milan at the beginning of July is one. I’ve been presenting at the Open Knowledge social business forums since the very first one in 2008 held in Varese and pioneering what was then called Enterprise 2.0.

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

Governance in a Networked World

Principally, my upcoming presentation at the Social Business Forum 2014 in Milan at the beginning of July is one. I’ve been presenting at the Open Knowledge social business forums since the very first one in 2008 held in Varese and pioneering what was then called Enterprise 2.0.

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. There is a connection to ‘Social Business’ here. Networks aren’t selective.

Teamder - the Tinder for Teams: Was this an April Fools Day Joke?

Governance in a Networked World

In fact, we have some insight into this through our work with Social Network Analysis (SNA). Social Network Analysts have been doing this since the 1930s. These ‘social’ patterns are regular and enduring. aprilfools #atlassian #sna #teamder #tinder

Session on “Applying Network Knowledge” at the Sunbelt XXXV

Net-Map Toolbox

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.

Session on “Applying Network Knowledge” at the Sunbelt XXXV

Net-Map Toolbox

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.

Applying SNA To Complex Business Problems

Collaborative Thinking

What I like about the SaS approach towards social networking, is that the company is applying it to real business scenarios that are complex and process-centric (e.g., How do social groups affect your business? From identifying influential consumers to nabbing fraud rings, social network analysis digs into social group dynamics and presents a clear picture of connections. How can social network analysis be applied to your business?

What’s in a Role? Another relic of the industrial age?

Governance in a Networked World

Firstly we need to appreciate that work is social. Despite the existence of copious technical reference material, sharing stories about repair experiences provided the ‘social learning’ that contributed most to repair technician competency.

Social Analytics 2.0

Governance in a Networked World

Valdis Krebs form Orgnet recently made this posting to a Social Network Analysis forum: We had Social Network Analysis. now we also have Social NetworkING Analysis! link] What do you think, SNA professionals?

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.

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.

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

Net-Map Toolbox

Level 2: Net-Map Qualitative and Visual Data Collection and Analysis. Level 3: Net-Map Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis. It will improve your project planning, monitoring and evaluation, team work and strategic networking. From years of Net-Mapping experience, I have distilled the most common prototypical influence network structures, which I will share with you. No prior knowledge of social network analysis is needed.

DC 54

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.