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How to conduct social network analysis

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Introduction

The Fall 2015 University Innovation Fellows cohort will be undertaking an exercise in creating social network maps of their campus Innovation and Entrepreneurship ecosystem. Different people undertake the task in different ways. This page is meant to share resources and examples from social network analysis (SNA) professionals, students and others.

What is a Social Network Map

A social network map is a visual depiction of how people in your ecosystem are connected to one another. Such a map can also show clusters of networks and highlight people who are most connected to various clusters. Social network analysis allows people to study how current networks presently operate and where gaps may be in connectivity. This allows network organizers to help connect people and tap the potential that exists by connecting network clusters and people within networks.

Resources

http://www.slideshare.net/Optimice/social-network-analysis-and-graph-theory-concepts-explained

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network_analysis


More to come...