Network mapping as a diagnostic tool a manual, by louise Clark. (Also in Spanish ) This publication was made possible with support from the fit-dfid programme, bolivia to the fit 3 (RedCampo) Project boosting the Production and Marketing of High-Value crops through ict-enabled Information Networks a project implemented by InforCom of the centro Internacional de Agricultura. The results of this action-research project have demonstrated the utility of social network analysis as a diagnostic tool to improve understanding of how information flows among the different actors involved in agricultural supply chains. Who this manual is for.,2. Introduction to social Network Analysis (SNA).,. Sna as a diagnostic tool.,. Social Network Analysis: Step by step.
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Lift conference of 2007, we mapped the networks of 28 participants (out of 450 total participants) before and after the conferences. We found some quite surprising results: Editors note: look here for a similar (but perhaps more ad hoc) network analysis of a workshop held in the netherlands, may 2008. Evaluating Performance of Project-Centred Research Networks : PhD thesis by camille ryan, 2007. Abstract A socio-economic network analyses of federally funded research projects* Managing knowledge in new technological realms, such as genomics and nanotechnology, involves the collaboration of geographically dispersed actors across multiple disciplines from both the public and private sectors. However, evaluating performance of collaborative activity is lagging the adoption of the model. This paper adapts social networks analysis (SNA) to the task of evaluate not only the government-funded collaborative research projects themselves but to the circumstances under which they are funded as well. Social Network Analysis and Non-Profit Organizations. 2007, non-profits each exist in a social network. While many other sectors have at least the possibility of performing their services in a vacuum, non-profit organizations very rarely operate without a large constituency of donors, volunteers, resume community partners, and also exists with an unusual central sense of being in the public eye, operating. With in mind, let us examine some of the major concepts of Social Network Analysis as it relates to non-profits.(16/06/07).
D., biography Claire reinelt,. Abstract: leadership development practitioners have become increasingly interested in the formation of leadership networks as a way to sustain and strengthen relationships among leaders within and across organizations, communities, and systems. This paper offers a framework for conceptualizing different types of leadership networks and identifies the outcomes that are typically associated with each type of network. One of the challenges for the field of leadership development has been how to evaluate leadership networks. Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a promising evaluation approach that uses mathematics and visualization to represent the structure of relationships between people, organizations, sectors, silos, communities and other entities within a larger system. Core social network concepts are introduced and explained to illuminate the value of sna as an evaluation and program tool. Conference evaluation and network mapping, glenn oneil (2008 ) Often we attend conferences where one of the stated objectives is increase/build/create networking and i always found it odd that there is never any attempt to measure if networking really took place. A possible solution is to map networks created by participants at conferences and compare these networks to those that existed before the conferences. This is exactly what I have done recently in a network mapping study that you can view here ( pdf 1 mb ) and the above image is from.
We also demonstrate the value of the social network analysis approach by comparing a network map with a more traditional organization and implementation chart. We then outline other ways it was utilized, including discussion of social network analysis measures such as centrality and density. This paper aims to add value to current evaluation methods and introduce social network analysis to the best practices of program evaluation and design. Social Network Analysis: a useful tool for Visualizing and evaluating Forestry research. Cardille3 International Forestry review 11(1 134-140. 2009, summary one of the foundational studies of social network analysis produced a depiction of scientific collaboration by tracing a network of scientific papers linked by co-authorships and co-citations, which has since spurred numerous studies on the typology, organization and dynamics of scientific research networks. This paper introduces social network analysis and its analytical measures of network structure. It then demonstrates the utility of social network analysis in forestry, in the evaluation of large research networks such as the sustainable forest Management Network (sfmn and suggests other important uses of network visualization to facilitate exploring, discovering and selecting resources in a database. Social Network Analysis and the evaluation of leadership Networks.
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Using Social Network Analysis in Evaluation: a report to avonlea the robert wood Johnson foundation. By kimberly Fredericks, Phd, mpa, rd, associate Professor. The sage colleges School of Management, 2013, using data gathered from telephone interviews with the program officers, email surveys from project directors, and supplemental information from nine project summaries (see Appendix 1 for the summaries this report? Describes how the foundation took deliberate steps to create an emerging learning community to support using social network analysis to understand and evaluate its funded work? Illustrates how social network analysis can be used in many applications, ranging from a one-time study to longitudinal studies, with a summative purpose (to evaluate the success of a particular intervention) or formative purpose (for learning and improvement)?
Identifies the challenges associated with using social network analysis, in terms of understanding the methodologys limits or constraints, the implications presented by the size and scope of the projects, and the need to develop the technical expertise and capacity to manage the projects and use the data. Using Social Network Analysis to Advance Traditional qualitative methods in evaluation and Program Design. Dougherty, mary sutter, jennifer Mitchell-Jackson, Pamela wellner, Nick hall, abstract social network analysis (SNA) is a technique used to study relationships between actors, such as people or organizations. It has been applied to a wide array of disciplines, on topics ranging from destabilizing Al-qaeda to explaining campaign fundraising success. While these applications may seem far removed from the efforts of aesp members, this paper will provide insights into the innovative ways social network analysis can be used in energy-related evaluations. We start by providing parameters for the use of this technique for evaluation efforts and articulate a number of researchable issues central to evaluation that may be answered through social network analysis. Our evaluation team then demonstrates how this method was employed to conduct a more thorough process evaluation as a complementary approach to other, more traditional research techniques.
c., fully equipped for videoconferencing via internet, will provide extra facilities for distant virtual meetings and experiments in the co-production phase of the multimedia tools. . This overcomes the limitations of one-to-one asynchronous communication, such as E-mail. The University of Rome la sapienza will coordinate input from the different partners and implement the consequent activities. Project activities are to be considered as a continuous work flow from the various scientific, professional, industrial, and governmental partners, coordinated by the first contractor who has a pre-eminent role in project design and technical, scientific and administrative coordination. Annamaria silvana de rosa, european/International joint. Research Center and Multimedia lab.
Università degli Studi "la sapienza facoltà di medicina e psicologia, piazza cavalieri di malta 2, - 00153 Rome, italy. Preface to the list, there are however three challenges in promoting the use of network models. One is to get people thinking in terms of networks as a kind of a base metaphor, in the same way that in the past people may have seen clockworks as a base metaphor for how the world works. The second is to sift through what often appears to be a surfeit of technical capacity to analyse networks, in order to focus in on the simplest and often most useful basics. The third challenge is to develop more participative and interpretative approaches to the description and analysis of networks, in contrast to the number crunching nature of much social network analysis in the academic world. This is all very much a work in progress. Rick davies, in newsletter article for American evaluation Association, 2008, the list.
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As Project Originator and deliverables supplier, the co-ordinating Institution (University of qualitative Rome, "la sapienza is the administrative centre and will ensure the smooth management of the project, account for funds spent and report on outcomes. The University of Rome la sapienza is responsible for the production of meeting content and timetables and coordinates results and actions for implementation. The first activity of each year will be dedicated to coordination for future activities and the monitoring for those already completed. Regular meetings of the Scientific co-ordinator of the. T and the Programme director of the european PhD, will be held in order to plan the agenda and to monitor the quality of the ematic neTwork programme, including, on request, guest experts from outside the network. In addition to coordination and planning meetings, intensive meetings for output monitoring and validating will be held during the International Summer Schools which provide a unique opportunity for cross validation lab from different kinds of users among experts and doctoral students. In addition, coordination among all the partners will be achieved via the web through edf supported Audio and Video-conferences and the auditorium supported by marratech. . During these partners will be invited to express their ideas and priorities to contribute to the project. In co-operation with the other commercial partners and odl labs (the violet and pink eligible partners of the above described consortium the multimedia lab of the euro PhD.
Core Executive committee, in terms of content development, the project's quality essay will be monitored jointly by the Scientific co-ordinator of the. And Programme director of the european PhD on Social Representations and Communication. The Scientific co-ordinator also guarantees the quality of working conditions for the development of the multimedia tools and dissemination efforts. The development and dissemination of the deliverables are the responsibility of the Scientific co-ordinator in co-operation with guest representatives of the t core Scientific board. . Different academic partners (subgroups) will contribute to development of various phases of the project. Due to the network's very large size, the. T has been divided into sub-networks. . These have different degrees of proximity to the core producer and supplier of the outputs, depending on their longstanding expertise and commitment to providing scientific input in this specialised field, or, their more recent or peripheral interest in the area. .
is available. The author of this document is: Morten goodwin, e-mail address is: morten. Goodwin at, phone. Programme management of the. In accordance with the scientific organisational structureof the already existing Socrates Euro PhD. Euro PhD Programme director in co-operation with the Scientific co-ordinator of the. Thematic network quality control of the scientific programme mainly in terms of content development. EuroPhD Scientific boards m thematic network evaluation board, representatives of Socrates EuroPh. Scientific coordinator of the Ematic network Project Originator and deliverables supplier plus external guest experts belonging to the ematic neTwork invited to participate in the production of the deliverables.
The first release of the eaccessibility Checker can be found. A large scale, online demonstrator for benchmarking egovernment services. An inital version for accessibility evaluation is in experimental deployment. An online simulation model to investigate the estimated impact of planned egovernment initiatives, and to see how the particular indicators impact the egovernment status and progress. The demonstrators will be designed for the norwegian context in a close collaboration with a group of 22 selected Norwegian pilot municipalities. To draw on international results and to easily share project outcomes, egovmon is built on an open policy with open licensing friendship for documents and for software; this way, the project can re-use the results from other open projects and focus the overall resources more efficiently. All software is open source and the project results are released under an open license. This openness can also foster synergy among related initiatives; in particular, interaction with the egovmonet project is very useful for egovmon methodology development.
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Towards Automated egovernment Monitoring, author: Morten goodwin, a massive digitalization of public services is underway. The main challenge in this development is to ensure that the new online services effectively address the real great needs of the citizens, businesses and governmental agencies. A system to monitor this development can give a better understanding of how to build good online service for citizens and enterprises. The egovmon project is developing methodology and software for quality evaluation of web services, in particular egovernment services, concerning four areas: Accessibility. Transparency, efficiency, impact, additionally egovmon will provide a policy design tool based on simulation models. A set of well defined indicators are to be identified for each area, using a coherent assessment methodology. Evaluation results will be gathered through automated tools when possible, and supplemented by surveys, manual assessments and other sources as needed. Egovmon will deliver demonstrators for: tools for testing and improving selected parts of websites.