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raising your response rate
Briefs

Raising Your Response Rate: A Brief

A Network Science Brief from Visible Network Labs A high response rate is ideal for any survey, but it’s a critically important necessity when it comes to a network survey. This is because network data is not representative, as with most surveys. Each individual in

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partner trust and value metrics
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PARTNER Trust and Value Metrics: A Brief

A Network Science Brief from Visible Network Labs As the old saying goes, ‘garbage in, garbage out.’ If you aren’t asking the right questions during a social network analysis, you aren’t going to have reliable data to analyze later on. For this reason, we spent

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partner method for network strategy
Briefs

PARTNER Method for Network Strategy: A Brief

A Network Science Brief from Visible Network Labs Once you make the decision to take a network approach to solving a problem, you need to design a specific strategy – the way you will build, manage and evaluate your network – in order to reach

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Network Evaluation Framework Brief
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Network Evaluation Framework

A Network Science Brief from Visible Network Labs Here at Visible Network Labs, we use our own framework for conducting network evaluations. We created it iteratively through dozens of surveys, interviews and evaluations with networks and collaboratives in a variety of sectors. The result is

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Social Network Analysis 101
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Social Network Analysis 101

A Network Science Brief from Visible Network Labs Social Network Analysis (SNA) is the study of the structural relationships among interacting actors and the resulting effect on the network (how those relationships produce varying effects).  A network is any interconnected group or system. The power

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Bounding Your Network Brief
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Bounding Your Network Brief

A Network Science Brief from Visible Network Labs Many of our users report that deciding who to include in their network survey is the most difficult step in the entire process. The list you send your survey to dictates the partner options respondents will have.

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