***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Hi Rick, If I understand well what you're interested in doing, it may not be too far from the recent work of Butts & Pixley on a graph-theoretic(structural) model of event history data: Butts, C.T., & Pixley, J.E. (2004). A structural approach to the representation of life history data. Journal of Mathematical Sociology, vol. 28, pp. 81-124. I think the paper is available online at Carter Butts' site but I'm not so sure. Otherwise google it unless you have access to ScienceDirect where I think JMS is stored. Best, --Moses M.A. Boudourides Associate Professor Department of Mathematics University of Patras 265 00 Rio-Patras Greece Tel.: +30-2610-996318 Fax: +30-2610-996318, +30-2610-992965 http://www.math.upatras.gr/~mboudour On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Rick Davies wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** > > Hullo list members > > I have been (intermitently) trying develop was of representing development > aid inteventions (plans and reality) in social network terms - both at the > level of inter-connected institutions and inter-connected people. > > One aspects of development plans is their view of the future as trajectory > or sequence of desired changes. The traditional method of representing > development aid plans has used a device called the "Logical Framework" . > This matrix prioritises / emphasises the temporal dimension, of one activity > leading to another,... leading to another... In the process it neglects what > could be called the ecological dimension, how the various activities, or > preferably actors, are connected to each other at each point in time. > > Network diagrams seem to require by necessity at least two dimensions to > represent them. I would like to hear from list members how temporal changes > in network structure and membership have been represented visually, in any > way at all - in the broadly defined field of social network analysis. I am > hoping to be able to learn from past efforts > > regards from Rick Davies > See paper on network perspectives on evaluation of development aid at > http://www.enterprise-impact.org.uk/conference/Abstracts/Davies.shtml > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. > _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.