***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Give SocioScope a try, it uses lists right in the software and you see the network being created as you go. you can add or subtract from the lists, and add lists of attributes, too. you can find it at socioworks.com. there's a short manual with it. Otherwise, NodeXL might be an option. eric Eric C Jones UNCG Department of Anthropology 1003 Spring Garden St, 426 Graham Bldg Greensboro NC 27412-5001 ph. 336-334-4133 email. [log in to unmask] On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 2:39 PM, Jordi Comas <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > Hello all- > > I will be in a developing country on a project. I want to at least take a > first swipe at some network data collection of individuals. > > In particular in observations and interviews, I would like to identify > both direct relationships (kinship, friendship) as well as affiliation > (tribe, church, political party) and basic demographics/attributes. > > What I am wondering if anyone knows a good tool to collect and input data. > > > FOr example, let's say I am talking to someone and they list a few > contacts, or their affiliations. I am imagining maybe some type of forms > would be useful to just get the info, but the form would then push the data > to the "right places," as in a table of attribute data, and then matrices > of ego data for each individual and affiliation matrices for affiliation > data. > > It is possible that alters named will be egos or other alters. Is there a > way to "stitch" together this information? > > Anyone know of an existing study that is similar that I could look at? > > THANK YOU! > > Jordi > > Example. > > I interview Anaia. > > She names her husband and siblings as kin. She names several close > friends. > > She provides some brief background info. > > She lists Church A as her church. She is from Town Z. So these are > affiliations. > > I would like to have one input interface that can take the info and push > it to at least three databases: > 1) attribute > 2) egocentric networks by relationship > 3) affiliation network (I can assume the same set of affiliations will be > relevant for the whole population). > > -- > *Jordi Comas* > * > "There is nothing so practical as a good theory." Kurt Lewin > > *Assistant Professor > School of Management > Bucknell University > Taylor 112 > 570 577 3161 > > **Research and Writing Blog: Nets We Weave > <http://netsweweave.wordpress.com> > > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). 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.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.