***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Valdis, Thanks. Even easier if we could just get those chips embedded in people... :) 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 > http://orgnet.com > http://thenetworkthinkers.com > > > On May 16, 2013, at 2:39 PM, Jordi Comas 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. > > > -- *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.