Network Science Briefs Library

Our Network Science Briefs are short overviews of a network science, leadership or evaluation topic. They’re more focused than many of our other resources and easy to download, print or share with others. Use the filter and search feature on the right to find exactly what you’re looking for. If you can’t find what you need, send us a message – we’d be happy to put something together on the subject!

Network Evaluation Framework Brief

Network Evaluation Framework Brief

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 an evaluation framed with four different areas of

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Social Network Analysis 101

Social Network Analysis 101

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 of SNA comes from its applicability to so

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Bounding Your Network Brief

Bounding Your Network Brief

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. In other words, if you don’t include someone

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Looking for more information and resources about network science? If our network science briefs aren’t enough, visit our Network Science Research Library for complete access to our archive of research studies we’ve completed, free to use for non-commercial purposes. You can also visit our PARTNER Research page to see a few examples of how our clients and users are conducting research using our tools and software. Get in touch with our team to learn more about partnering with Visible Network Labs.

We also recommend Northeastern University, which has a great page with Network Science and Analysis resources here. There are also great links and tools available here

If you have a specific network science topic you want to learn more about, send us a message and let us know – we’d be happy to do some research on the issue and create a new brief on the topic. Thanks again for stopping by our Resources Page!

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