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Valdis,

Thanks.  Even easier if we could just get those chips embedded in people...

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On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Valdis Krebs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>
> Jordi,
>
> And if it would run on a tablet...  been thinking about iPad data entry.
>
> FielMaker is a simple PC/Mac data base and has an iPad component... you
> can do various form views of your central data base... quickly access each
> form via a tab on your tablet... should work with your example below.  Once
> FileMaker data base is complete, export the files you need for your SNA
> tool of choice.
>
> Valdis Krebs
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>
> On May 16, 2013, at 2:39 PM, Jordi Comas wrote:
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> 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).
>
> --
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*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

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<http://netsweweave.wordpress.com>

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