You might look at the number of postive and negative responses to a given
post, and then create a concept of degree of resistance to the post.
I suggest you go back to the Paul Pruett Denham Grey interactions.
Thar's grain in them thar fields. Joseph
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Swarbrick" <swarby@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 5:51 PM
Subject: RE: [cp] Update:Customised Com-Prac Social Network Analysis Tool
> In Reply in to John's mail I would like to say that
> this is a something which I encountered when
> conducting the research for my academic project.
> There is a need for levels of communication, though I
> would regard communication to mean a direct
> communication between two people. It really reflects
> the intention behind the interaction.
> I am glad that this has come up as I have been
> expeiercing difficult in defining a hierachy of
> communications. That is to say one that starts with a
> passing conversation perhaps to the engaged dialogue
> found during collaboration.
> While it is possible to record the way that people
> interact my direct obseravtion. Looking at things such
> as frequency of interactions and use of narratives. In
> a context such as this asking people who do you tell
> stories to doesn't seem quite right.!?!
> I look forward to your input on what new attributes or
> types of interactions we can add to the I-Know
> categories to attempt to find this increase level of
> > Seems to me that the tool just by itself would not
> > be very useful
> > without these definitions and that the definitions
> > would change
> > according to the setting in which a community is
> > engaged. I was
> > wondering whether this would be something to play
> > with in our
> > workskhop on communities of practice and that made
> > me think that
> > defining the levels of engagement would be
> > fundamental.
> > John
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