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On 5/9/06, Tom Erik Julsrud <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I have a dataset consisting of 17 peoples advice-network in a company
> that is highly distributed. I have also asked the informants how the
> different relations is supported by their available ICT (e-mail, mobile
> phones and IM/SMS) and I would like to analyse closer the difference
> between the media use within the group. (For instance if some mediated
> networks are highly similar to the advice network, towards the manager
> in the groups, etc). Does any of you have suggestions of what kind of
> analysis would be appropriate for a comparison of mediated networks and
> advice-networks in such a small group? Or do you know about articles
> where similar analysis has been conducted?
Anabel Quan-Haase and I have been doing a bunch of this in studying work
groups in organizations. We use a somewhat different approach that may
complement the one that Nick G suggests. We take as different networks
those that are connected by email, F2F, IM, etc. You can then compare the
different email, F2F, etc. networks -- or combine media to get a more
fully connected picture. You can then compare the different networks by
all the usual means: QAP, overall degree, et al.
See our paper in the just-out _The Firm as a Collaborative Community_,
edited by Charles Hecksher and Paul Adler. (Oxford Univ Press, 2006).
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