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On 19 Dec 2006 at 10:51, Yosem Companys wrote:
> Does anyone know whether there is a good program to show qualitative network
> relationships as they evolve through time?
> All I have is the dates when particular entities (i.e., three different
> kinds) emerged and whether they connected to each other over time. In
> other words, it's historical data.
Sounds like you are using the word "qualitative" in a diffent sense
from how it is used in "computer-assisted qualitative data analysis".
More like the statistical usage. Or "multi-plex" in SNA.
I cannot see how programs like atlas/ti or nvivo could help with your
What about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_Network_Analysis
> Ideally, I'd like to use a program that is simple to use given my current
> needs and that has a nice graphical interface.
Yes, wouldn't we all. Prefereably skipping the graphics (unless they
are *really* nice), results appearing directly as the needs arise.
having by chance found
it would be nice to find paths to and from
Any tools out there for this?
Here it would be important to pay attention to the different types of
links.. assuming we had multi-plex networks (blog-roll -links, links in the
"links" -section, links in text) ... hmm.. in finding out what the relevant
types of links are and classifying various links caqdas-software would come
This exercise would help to find out how close DNA comes to mainstream SNA,
but being on this list, asking is easier.
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