Introduction to Social Network Analysis with NodeXL, 5/13/13 5:30
Monday May 13, 5:30-7:00 PM
3 Corporate Square, Suite #370
Atlanta, GA 30329
Shelly Engleman and Tom McKlin from The Finding Group will share examples of their work using social network analysis (SNA). SNA has evolved as a powerful method for capturing both visual and mathematical elements of connections among people, organizations, and other interacting units. Evaluators use this method for mapping and measuring meaningful, often unseen, structural relationships in communities. This demonstration will introduce novice users to NodeXL, a free open-source template for Microsoft Excel, which can be used to prepare surveys to collect SNA-related data, organize data in NodeXL, and generate sociograms. Shelly and Tom will present two examples, the first examining how collaborations among high school computer science instructors have grown over time, and another looking at publication data to assess the partnerships among authors at a university research center.
About the presenters: Shelly Engelman, Ph.D. is a senior quantitative analyst at The Findings Group, an evaluation and grant-writing firm that serves K-16 public and private education organizations and programs. Shelly is a trained social and quantitative psychologist with an expertise in cultural diversity, gender, and racial disparities in academic achievement, and behavioral research methods. Tom McKlin, Ph.D., is president at The Findings Group. Tom has more than a decade of experience evaluating federal programs, serves on numerous federal proposal review panels, and serves as an invited guest lecturer on several evaluation topics.
Social time begins at 5:30 with the presentation following at 6:00 PM.
The event is free to members and $20 for non-members. Annual membership is $40 ($25 for students/interns/fellows) and is accepted at the door. For more information, contact Maureen Wilce at mwilce AT earthlink DOT net or Sarah Gill at sarahgill97 AT msn DOT com.