RE: [ona-prac] PLEASE REVIEW - ONA-Prac Poll
- Yes we should practice what we preach in terms of survey design. Can't promise that the survey tool has full flexibility as it is pretty new and we are relying on the goodwill of our developer colleague. But it will also provide us with some good feedback from the practitioner group that the tool was built for. The output currently generates vna files as the default, as once it it vna then through Ucinet we can usually get into all other formats. In terms of practicalities we need a working group to review the survey. At the moment we have myself, Nat, Patti, Bruce Cai and Valdis.....if there are any other volunteers all we need is an e-mail address to give you access to the survey as it is being designed.rgds
Laurence Lock Lee
Optimice Pty Ltd
"learn to network, then network to learn"
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Patti Anklam
Sent: Friday, 28 September 2007 6:44 AM
Subject: RE: [ona-prac] PLEASE REVIEW - ONA-Prac PollLeave it to Valdis to make sure that we make this a great practice exercise for all on this list! From the design through the survey and the analysis, we can leverage the experience of our membership.What are the questions that you would like to ask? And what are the demographics we should collect?Certainly, Valdis, we can convert the data into InFlow format (I least I can, as I've done that many times!). We could also see how many different analysis tools people want to try out so we can have an array of visualizations?cheers/patti(978)456-4175
From: ona-prac@yahoogroup s.com [mailto:ona- prac@yahoogroups .com] On Behalf Of Valdis Krebs
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 3:16 PM
To: ona-prac@yahoogroup s.com
Subject: Re: [ona-prac] PLEASE REVIEW - ONA-Prac Poll
What are the network questions you will ask? Since there is
expertise on this list maybe we can review/edit them before sending out?
Can the survey tool export data in a CSV format? Like this?
FromNode, ToNode, LinkStrength, LinkContent
[FromNode is the survey taker, LinkContent would correspond to the
network question (task, advice, expertise, reference, etc)]
If so, I would gladly run the data through InFlow and post the results
[maps and metrics] to a "ONA-PRAC only" link.
Also, will you be tracking node "attributes" like location,
experience, gender, role, etc.? Nodes can be colored/grouped by
On Sep 27, 2007, at 2:51 PM, Nat Welch wrote:
> Dear ONA-PRAC members:existence for 2 years and we have over 200
> Our group has been in
> members. The moderators(Patti, Bruce, and I) have had a number of
> queries from members aboutgetting a better understanding of who we
> are and who we know in the ONAcommunity. That led us to come up
> with a brilliant idea - How aboutdoing an ONA on ONA-Prac? The
> intent would be to sheed some light onthe geographic, functional,
> knowledge, and social aspects of our group.Cai Kjaer and Laurence
> Lock Lee have offered to let us use their surveytool and we'd do
> the analysis and share it back to the group so that wecan see what
> our group looks like under a networklense.
> Privacy concerns are paramount so only the survey
> ONAPrac can see the detailed results. We did think aboutthe
> possibility of writing an article about the practice of ONA aroundsummary data for that article, but no data that identifies any
> the world by ONA-Prac members as a way to highlight the work of
> this group's members, and if that happened we would use some
>individual would be included.
>survey questionaire link to everyone
> OPT OPTIONS - We will send the
> who is a member of ONA-Prac UNLESSyou request to Opt Out by
> won't Opt out so you can share in results. Please let meknow by
> Friday, October 5th and if you would like to receive theinvitation
> in a differenet email box, please email me the newaddress.
> Thanks in advance and I hope that you will join the
> members of ONA-Prac and see what our network lookslike.