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Hi Tom, 

[and Hi SOCNETTERS, feels like it has been a while; expect more from me VERY soon about the exciting Network Canvas project: http://networkcanvas.com


I would personally recommend the following: 

- Use Qualtrics if USC has it. 
- Use the Loop and Merge feature which is basically like series of name interpreter questions.
- You can pipe the name in from the ten or however many alter fields you want into the subsequent name interpreter questions. 
- To get the names to autocomplete, you'll need to attach a jquery autocomplete function to it, with a list that is downloaded by jquery. 

This is an example snippet for this sort of thing in Limesurvey (which I ultimately didn't end up using), but I would still recommend Qualtrics, as it has a lot of nicer features (including good mobile support), including the Loop and Merge. Limesurvey is open source though, but definitely requires IT help getting it on a server. Getting this code working with Qualtrics as a 1-2 day affair for a decent web coder. 

~~~~~ SNIPPET ~~~~~~
$(document).ready(function() {
$.ajax({
type: "GET",
url: "http://PATH_TO_THE_NAMES_LIST/names.txt",
dataType: "text",
success: function(data) {
       x = document.getElementsByClassName("answer_cell_00SQ001 answer-item text-item");
for (var i = 0; i < x.length; i++) {
console.log($(x[i]).children("input")[1].id);

$( "#" + $(x[i]).children("input")[1].id ).autocomplete( {
source: data.split(/\n/)
});

}                
}
});
});


~~~~~ END SNIPPET ~~~~~

You can ask me offlist for more details if you like. But this is the UI feature that you're looking for. 

Take care, 
Bernie 

Bernie Hogan, PhD
Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute
Faculty Fellow, Alan Turing Institute
University of Oxford
http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/hogan 

On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 1:19 PM Doogan, Nathan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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I interpret Tom's question somewhat differently. I believe Tom's needs can be handled by EgoWeb:

http://www.rand.org/methods/egoweb.html

Or perhaps, Tom, clairfy where EgoWeb comes up short.

-Ntae

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If I have well understood, what you are looking for is something like this: http://ww3.unipark.de/uc/snatest/ This test question currently handle 2,000 female names as a test, with a quite simple add-on (thanks to Murat Tarakci, now at Erasmus University, Rotterdam). The name list was imported from excel in a couple of minutes. In order to use numbers instead of names in the analysis: you can prepare a dictionary file for automatic recode of strings (i.e. names) - a few more minutes in excel. To the best of my knowledge both Stata and Spss may handle this quite easily. I guess some technical ssues may arise if you plan to dynamically use the selected names in the data collection process (further relational data, alters' attributes,.. ) but I think this has already been addressed in the unipark community. If interested to this type of solution, please contact me privately and I'd be glad to point you to relevant resources and expertise. Hope this helps. Best regards Teresio Poggio, PhD Somewhere between unibz.it and unitn.it On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 12:18 AM, Thomas William Valente <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > All > > I may be embarking on a network study of 1,500 employees and so would need > a data collection platform that will allow me to import these 1,500 names > from excel and have them auto-coded such that when participants write the > first few letters of each person’s name it auto fills with the full name. > It would also be nice if the data can be converted to numeric form for > output for analysis. > > Does anyone know of such a system? > > -Tom > > > > Thomas W. Valente, PhD > > Professor, Institute for Prevention Research > > Department of Preventive Medicine > > Keck School of Medicine > > University of Southern California > > Email: [log in to unmask] > > Mobile: (310) 977-4123 > > > > https://usccana.github.io/ > > https://github.com/USCCANA/netdiffuseR > > > > *Social Networks and Health *(2010) Oxford University Press. > > *Evaluating Health Promotion Programs*, (2002) Oxford University Press. > > *Network Models of the Diffusion of Innovations*, (1995) Hampton Press. > > > > > > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). 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Dear Prof. Valente,

my favourite online survey platform is EFS Unipark (no personal interest in the company), whose licence is definitely reasonably priced for universities (commissioned research to be checked): http://www.unipark.com/en/

I have not used it for SNA data collection (yet), but I know that a few German colleagues used it to this purpose.

If I have well understood, what you are looking for is something like this: http://ww3.unipark.de/uc/snatest/
This test question currently handle 2,000 female names as a test, with a quite simple add-on (thanks to Murat Tarakci, now at Erasmus University, Rotterdam).
The name list was imported from excel in a couple of minutes.
In order to use numbers instead of names in the analysis: you can prepare a dictionary file for automatic recode of strings (i.e. names) - a few more minutes in excel. To the best of my knowledge both Stata and Spss may handle this quite easily.

I guess some technical ssues may arise if you plan to dynamically use the selected names in the data collection process (further relational data, alters' attributes,.. ) but I think this has already been addressed in the unipark community.
If interested to this type of solution, please contact me privately and I'd be glad to point you to relevant resources and expertise.

Hope this helps.
Best regards

Teresio Poggio, PhD
Somewhere between unibz.it and unitn.it




On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 12:18 AM, Thomas William Valente <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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All

I may be embarking on a network study of 1,500 employees and so would need a data collection platform that will allow me to import these 1,500 names from excel and have them auto-coded such that when participants write the first few letters of each person’s name it auto fills with the full name.  It would also be nice if the data can be converted to numeric form for output for analysis.

Does anyone know of such a system?

-Tom

 

Thomas W. Valente, PhD

Professor, Institute for Prevention Research

Department of Preventive Medicine

Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California

Email: [log in to unmask]

Mobile: (310) 977-4123

 

https://usccana.github.io/

https://github.com/USCCANA/netdiffuseR

 

Social Networks and Health (2010) Oxford University Press.

Evaluating Health Promotion Programs, (2002) Oxford University Press.

Network Models of the Diffusion of Innovations, (1995) Hampton Press.

 

 

 

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Dear Socnetters,


We wish to invite you to participate on a survey on personal network data capture. This survey is part of the Network Canvas project at Northwestern University and the University of Oxford [NIH grant R01-DA042711-01]. Network Canvas is a being designed as an interviewer-supported touch-screen application for personal network capture.


This survey concerns the needs of the personal network and public health communities. Our goal is to ensure that Network Canvas can effectively meet many of these needs within the scope of our project.  This survey is for internal evaluation purposes.


This survey uses an anonymous link, but on the final page we invite you to give your email so that we may follow up in case we have further questions about personal network data capture and management. This is completely voluntary. It honestly should take between 4 and 8 minutes.


SURVEY LINK: 

https://oii.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6DX5VsxNcl0gasB


Network Canvas is currently in use in a large-scale longitudinal study in Chicago of at-risk young men who have sex with men and D.Phil research in the UK exploring the role of social networks on social support for people with long term disabilities.


Many thanks,

Bernie Hogan, PhD

Co-Investigator, Network Canvas

Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute

Faculty Fellow, Alan Turing Institute

University of Oxford

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Here is a better link for EgoWeb info: http://egoweb.wikispaces.com/EgoWeb+2.0+Home That RAND link is not being updated regularly unfortunately, so I created that wiki for greater ease in updating documentation. You can upload a roster of names and email addresses and allow for names to auto-complete when a respondent is typing a name. So if the respondent types the letter "a" all the names with an "a" show up then the list gets shorter as they add other letters. They can keep typing or click on the name that they are looking for. You can force them to only pick from the roster or allow them to add names not on the roster. As for the numeric export, for multiple choice type questions, each response option text that appears on the screen during interviewing is associated with a number and this number is what is exported into a .csv file. (Text entry questions export text obviously.) The software is free, open source, and available on github: https://github.com/qualintitative/egoweb Someone just found a bug in the roster auto complete feature that we fixed, so this update is currently in the dev branch. We will move the changes to the master branch once we test a few other bug fixes. Tom, let me know if you still have other questions or if you would like to discuss. And, yes, if EgoWeb does not do what you want let me know what that is so that I can add that to the list of things we are trying to add to the platform. dave David P. Kennedy RAND Corporation [log in to unmask] (310) 393-0411, Ext. 6133 -----Original Message----- From: Social Networks Discussion Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Doogan, Nathan Sent: Friday, October 28, 2016 5:19 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [SOCNET] Network Data Collection Platforms ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** I interpret Tom's question somewhat differently. I believe Tom's needs can be handled by EgoWeb: http://www.rand.org/methods/egoweb.html Or perhaps, Tom, clairfy where EgoWeb comes up short. -Ntae -- Nathan J. Doogan, Ph.D. | College of Public Health | The Ohio State Univ. ________________________________________ From: Social Networks Discussion Forum [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Moses Boudourides [[log in to unmask]] Sent: Friday, October 28, 2016 1:33 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [SOCNET] Network Data Collection Platforms ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi Tom, In principle, what you are asking may be implemented easily in Python. So, if I understood well the structure of your data set, it consists of a corpus of texts (letters, emails, etc) that one of the 1,500 employees writes or in some way addresses herself to another one but without using the latter's full name, rather an incomplete form of it (like first letters etc.). The way Python would process such a structure would be by first creating a dictionary with keys the full names of employees and values their aliases (shortened names etc.) and subsequently searching for occurrences of j's values in texts (or anything) written by key i in order to register a tie between i and j (of course, counting number of occurrences too). In case you meant something different, I apologize for my misunderstanding. On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 1:18 AM, Thomas William Valente <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > All > > I may be embarking on a network study of 1,500 employees and so would > need a data collection platform that will allow me to import these > 1,500 names from excel and have them auto-coded such that when > participants write the first few letters of each person's name it auto > fills with the full name. It would also be nice if the data can be > converted to numeric form for output for analysis. > > Does anyone know of such a system? > > -Tom > > > > Thomas W. Valente, PhD > > Professor, Institute for Prevention Research > > Department of Preventive Medicine > > Keck School of Medicine > > University of Southern California > > Email: [log in to unmask] > > Mobile: (310) 977-4123 > > > > https://usccana.github.io/ > > https://github.com/USCCANA/netdiffuseR > > > > Social Networks and Health (2010) Oxford University Press. > > Evaluating Health Promotion Programs, (2002) Oxford University Press. > > Network Models of the Diffusion of Innovations, (1995) Hampton Press. > > > > > > > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). 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charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** As is the custom with the Socnet Listserve it is helpful to report back to the list the results of my query. I received a lot of responses which were quite helpful and my intention is to choose between Qualtrics (since I already know it) and egoweb created by David Kennedy at Rand: My original post: All I may be embarking on a network study of 1,500 employees and so would need a data collection platform that will allow me to import these 1,500 names from excel and have them auto-coded such that when participants write the first few letters of each person's name it auto fills with the full name. It would also be nice if the data can be converted to numeric form for output for analysis. Does anyone know of such a system? -Tom Thomas W. Valente, PhD Professor, Institute for Prevention Research Department of Preventive Medicine Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California Email: [log in to unmask] Mobile: (310) 977-4123 ****************************************************************************** I HAVE THIS!! My girl Corrie got this to work. In qualtrics. She has the code. Are you collecting data in qualtrics? That's all I got.... And if you want the Qualtrics code for autofilling names, after the first few letters, from a roster, I've got you. Lynne Messer Portland State University ****************************************************************************** Hello Mr. Valente, Regarding your post on SOCNET...we might be able to provide the support that you need for your research. I can confirm that once I have other details related to your research. We are currently transitioning to a new survey platform called Voxco, which allows for greater flexibility in the coding of surveys - including panel data. Please let me know if you would like to discuss this further, or if you prefer you can obtain additional details from Jason Disano. Best regards, Ana Maria Bogdan Quantitative Research Manager and Specialist, Social Sciences Research Laboratories (SSRL) University of Saskatchewan Room 3D31, Agriculture Building, 51 Campus Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 Tel: (306) 966-2965 Fax: (306) 966-8819 E-mail: [log in to unmask] ****************************************************************************** Tom, We met at the Sunbelt conference - and I may have a solution for your question. I'm currently in the middle of collecting data on a network of 1650 first-year college students (www.squad2020.com) and have a survey that works as you describe. On the front end we have a pulldown menu the participant can start typing the name of any person in the network and it autocompletes the name. On the back end we have these names coded as IDs before uploading to the survey. I am ccing my programmer - Michelle Loxley - who built this using out of the box software - DatStat Illume - and their SDK. It may be she has ideas to help you. I don't know how this might work with other systems (Qualtrics and RedCap are other cloud-based systems I'm familiar with), and whether it is possible without having access to the back end, but maybe you or your programmer can brainstorm with Michelle. I hope this helps - I can't go to Beijing next spring, but I hope our paths cross again soon! Nancy Nancy P. Barnett, Ph.D. Professor (Research) Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Brown University School of Public Health Box G-S121-5, Providence, RI 02912, USA Tel: +1 (401) 863-6649 Fax: +1 (401) 863-6697 [log in to unmask] ***************************************************************************** Hi Tom, Access based forms can do what you describe. -Deven Hamilton ****************************************************************************** Tom have a look at our network survey tool... https://www.s2.onasurveys.com/ Survey respondents can do as you want by typing in the search box for their selections. Can export into a number of forms e.g. Netdraw, Excel, Inflow etc....There are numeric IDs for the names ...hope this helps rgds Laurence Lock Lee PhD Partner, Optimice Pty Ltd Ph: +61 (0)407001628 www.optimice.com.au Blog: http://governanceandnetworks.blogspot.com/ twitter:llocklee http://www.linkedin.com/in/llocklee ****************************************************************************** Hi Tom, We are conducting a similar web-survey within a nation-wide organization (600 employees). At http://www.kronenwett-adolphs.com/ Michael is programming such functionality for us. The cost is high nevertheless, about 1000 euros. Best, Jos Luis Molina Associate professor - Professor Titular Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology http://www.uab.cat/antropologia - http://www.egolab.cat Edifici B - Carrer de la Fortuna s/n Campus de la UAB 08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Valls) Barcelona Spain +34 93 581 11 42 www.uab.cat webpage Jos Luis Molina ****************************************************************************** Hi Tom, I am facing a similar issue with data entry from fieldwork that spans several countries and involves numerous field assistants inputting data. I have hired someone to create a database for me that auto-suggests names bases on a previously recorded list in addition to previous entries to reduce error in data entry. We didn't create a user-interface where respondents themselves can enter the data electronically because we are primarily working in developing countries where power can be an issue, but we did discuss the potential for this in future work where we might employ ipads for data collection. I'd be happy to put you in touch with my data-master (that's the scientific term). I've worked with him before on these types of issues, e.g., he helped me get all the names linked up across several different datasets that had been input by numerous people for my PNAS paper. He's incredible at this type of stuff, but can be slow sometimes since this is not his full time gig (he's definitely worth it if you're not in a rush). I hope all is well! My student Mbaru is headed back to Kenya in December to collect the second round of data for the diffusion of fishing technology project. We'll be in touch soon to get your thoughts on the follow-up survey! Aloha, Michele Michele L. Barnes NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow | University of Hawaii Visiting Scholar | ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies | James Cook University Website | Publications | New paper in PNAS Follow me on Twitter @MicheleLBarnes ****************************************************************************** Hi Tom We have just collected data in that way using a name generator text field in an online questionnaire. For this we used a JavaScript autocomplete function (https://jqueryui.com/autocomplete) implemented in the qualtrics.com questionnaire platform. Hope that helps! If you want further details on our experiences with this or the JavaScript-code, please let me know. All the best, Timon ETH Zurich Timon Elmer PhD Student Chair of Social Networks Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences CLU B3 Clausiusstrasse 50 8092 Zrich, Switzerland ****************************************************************************** Tom, Socioworks can handle that, and also, provide useful long-term data storage and management, project and study management, etc... Allen Tien MD Logix ****************************************************************************** I would personally recommend the following: - Use Qualtrics if USC has it. - Use the Loop and Merge feature which is basically like series of name interpreter questions. - You can pipe the name in from the ten or however many alter fields you want into the subsequent name interpreter questions. - To get the names to autocomplete, you'll need to attach a jquery autocomplete function to it, with a list that is downloaded by jquery. This is an example snippet for this sort of thing in Limesurvey (which I ultimately didn't end up using), but I would still recommend Qualtrics, as it has a lot of nicer features (including good mobile support), including the Loop and Merge. Limesurvey is open source though, but definitely requires IT help getting it on a server. Getting this code working with Qualtrics as a 1-2 day affair for a decent web coder. ~~~~~ SNIPPET ~~~~~~ $(document).ready(function() { $.ajax({ type: "GET", url: "http://PATH_TO_THE_NAMES_LIST/names.txt", dataType: "text", success: function(data) { x = document.getElementsByClassName("answer_cell_00SQ001 answer-item text-item"); for (var i = 0; i < x.length; i++) { console.log($(x[i]).children("input")[1].id); $( "#" + $(x[i]).children("input")[1].id ).autocomplete( { source: data.split(/\n/) }); } } }); }); ~~~~~ END SNIPPET ~~~~~ You can ask me offlist for more details if you like. But this is the UI feature that you're looking for. Take care, Bernie Bernie Hogan, PhD Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute Faculty Fellow, Alan Turing Institute University of Oxford http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/hogan ****************************************************************************** Dear Prof. Valente, my favourite online survey platform is EFS Unipark (no personal interest in the company), whose licence is definitely reasonably priced for universities (commissioned research to be checked): http://www.unipark.com/en/ I have not used it for SNA data collection (yet), but I know that a few German colleagues used it to this purpose. If I have well understood, what you are looking for is something like this: http://ww3.unipark.de/uc/snatest/ This test question currently handle 2,000 female names as a test, with a quite simple add-on (thanks to Murat Tarakci, now at Erasmus University, Rotterdam). The name list was imported from excel in a couple of minutes. In order to use numbers instead of names in the analysis: you can prepare a dictionary file for automatic recode of strings (i.e. names) - a few more minutes in excel. To the best of my knowledge both Stata and Spss may handle this quite easily. I guess some technical ssues may arise if you plan to dynamically use the selected names in the data collection process (further relational data, alters' attributes,.. ) but I think this has already been addressed in the unipark community. If interested to this type of solution, please contact me privately and I'd be glad to point you to relevant resources and expertise. Hope this helps. Best regards Teresio Poggio, PhD Somewhere between unibz.it and unitn.it ****************************************************************************** Here is a better link for EgoWeb info: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__egoweb.wikispaces.com_EgoWeb-2B2.0-2BHome&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=h3mEjrnTGiVHB-Zq1rVrng&m=NDrx3-RZte48i292yZMn-SedYFGX_DJ5A1cMr6KT-pc&s=fd3lw8J2WmO9SqkH_FN8B6SiAcczitgJzxkJBp2nlYo&e= That RAND link is not being updated regularly unfortunately, so I created that wiki for greater ease in updating documentation. You can upload a roster of names and email addresses and allow for names to auto-complete when a respondent is typing a name. So if the respondent types the letter "a" all the names with an "a" show up then the list gets shorter as they add other letters. They can keep typing or click on the name that they are looking for. You can force them to only pick from the roster or allow them to add names not on the roster. As for the numeric export, for multiple choice type questions, each response option text that appears on the screen during interviewing is associated with a number and this number is what is exported into a .csv file. (Text entry questions export text obviously.) The software is free, open source, and available on github: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__github.com_qualintitative_egoweb&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=h3mEjrnTGiVHB-Zq1rVrng&m=NDrx3-RZte48i292yZMn-SedYFGX_DJ5A1cMr6KT-pc&s=nWpJNTvXbtfktIHpvEz21qx42ICp56YPzvx37o5Fz3c&e= Someone just found a bug in the roster auto complete feature that we fixed, so this update is currently in the dev branch. We will move the changes to the master branch once we test a few other bug fixes. Tom, let me know if you still have other questions or if you would like to discuss. And, yes, if EgoWeb does not do what you want let me know what that is so that I can add that to the list of things we are trying to add to the platform. And yes I think this is something that EgoWeb can do. I think everyone just assumes it is an egocentric only platform because of the name but we added this roster + auto-complete feature for the Illinois high school project. dave David P. Kennedy RAND Corporation [log in to unmask] (310) 393-0411, Ext. 6133 Thomas W. Valente, PhD Professor, Institute for Prevention Research Department of Preventive Medicine Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California Email: [log in to unmask] Mobile: (310) 977-4123 https://usccana.github.io/ https://github.com/USCCANA/netdiffuseR Social Networks and Health (2010) Oxford University Press. Evaluating Health Promotion Programs, (2002) Oxford University Press. Network Models of the Diffusion of Innovations, (1995) Hampton Press. _____________________________________________________________________ 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. --_000_BLUPR07MB3077C9FF496BE362AC403C7D0AD0BLUPR07MB307namprd_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org *****

As is the custom with the Socnet Listserve it is helpful to report back to the list the results of my query.  I received a lot of responses which were quite helpful and my intention is to choose between Qualtrics (since I already know it) and egoweb created by David Kennedy at Rand:

 

 

My original post:

 

All

I may be embarking on a network study of 1,500 employees and so would need a data collection platform that will allow me to import these 1,500 names from excel and have them auto-coded such that when participants write the first few letters of each person’s name it auto fills with the full name.  It would also be nice if the data can be converted to numeric form for output for analysis.

Does anyone know of such a system?

-Tom

 

Thomas W. Valente, PhD

Professor, Institute for Prevention Research

Department of Preventive Medicine

Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California

Email: [log in to unmask]

Mobile: (310) 977-4123

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I HAVE THIS!!

My girl Corrie got this to work. 

In qualtrics. She has the code.

Are you collecting data in qualtrics?

That's all I got....

 

And if you want the Qualtrics code for autofilling names, after the first few letters, from a roster, I've got you.

 

Lynne Messer

Portland State University

******************************************************************************

Hello Mr. Valente,

 

Regarding your post on SOCNET…we might be able to provide the support that you need for your research. I can confirm that once I have other details related to your research. We are currently transitioning to a new survey platform called Voxco, which allows for greater flexibility in the coding of surveys – including panel data.

 

Please let me know if you would like to discuss this further, or if you prefer you can obtain additional details from Jason Disano.

 

Best regards,

 

Ana Maria Bogdan

Quantitative Research Manager and Specialist,

Social Sciences Research Laboratories (SSRL)

University of Saskatchewan

Room 3D31, Agriculture Building, 51 Campus Drive

Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5A8

Tel: (306) 966-2965  Fax: (306) 966-8819

E-mail: [log in to unmask]

******************************************************************************

Tom,

 

We met at the Sunbelt conference - and I may have a solution for your question.  I'm currently in the middle of collecting data on a network of 1650 first-year college students (www.squad2020.com) and have a survey that works as you describe.  On the front end we have a pulldown menu  the participant can start typing the name of any person in the network and it autocompletes the name.  On the back end we have these names coded as IDs before uploading to the survey.

 

I am ccing my programmer - Michelle Loxley - who built this using out of the box software -  DatStat Illume - and their SDK.  It may be she has ideas to help you.

 

I don't know how this might work with other systems (Qualtrics and RedCap are other cloud-based systems I'm familiar with), and whether it is possible without having access to the back end, but maybe you or your programmer can brainstorm with Michelle. 

 

I hope this helps - 

 

I can't go to Beijing next spring, but I hope our paths cross again soon!

 

Nancy

 



 

Nancy P. Barnett, Ph.D.


Professor (Research)

Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Brown University School of Public Health

Box G-S121-5, Providence, RI 02912, USA

Tel: +1 (401) 863-6649

Fax: +1 (401) 863-6697

[log in to unmask]

 

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Hi Tom,

Access based forms can do what you describe. 

 

-Deven Hamilton

 

******************************************************************************

Tom have a look at our network survey tool…

 

https://www.s2.onasurveys.com/

 

Survey respondents can do as you want by typing in the search box for their selections. Can export into a number of forms e.g. Netdraw, Excel, Inflow etc….There are numeric IDs for the names …hope this helps

 

rgds

 

Laurence Lock Lee PhD
Partner, Optimice Pty Ltd
Ph: +61 (0)407001628
www.optimice.com.au
Blog: http://governanceandnetworks.blogspot.com/
 twitter:llocklee

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/llocklee



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Hi Tom,

 

We are conducting a similar web-survey within a nation-wide organization (600 employees).

 

At http://www.kronenwett-adolphs.com/  Michael is programming such functionality for us. The cost is high nevertheless, about 1000 euros.

 

Best,

Jos Luis Molina
Associate professor - Professor Titular

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
http://www.uab.cat/antropologia - http://www.egolab.cat

Edifici B - Carrer de la Fortuna s/n
Campus de la UAB 08193 Bellaterra
(Cerdanyola del Valls) Barcelona Spain

+34 93 581 11 42
www.uab.cat
webpage Jos Luis Molina

******************************************************************************

Hi Tom,

 

I am facing a similar issue with data entry from fieldwork that spans several countries and involves numerous field assistants inputting data. I have hired someone to create a database for me that auto-suggests names bases on a previously recorded list in addition to previous entries to reduce error in data entry. We didn't create a user-interface where respondents themselves can enter the data electronically because we are primarily working in developing countries where power can be an issue, but we did discuss the potential for this in future work where we might employ ipads for data collection.

 

I'd be happy to put you in touch with my data-master (that's the scientific term). I've worked with him before on these types of issues, e.g., he helped me get all the names linked up across several different datasets that had been input by numerous people for my PNAS paper. He's incredible at this type of stuff, but can be slow sometimes since this is not his full time gig (he's definitely worth it if you're not in a rush).

 

I hope all is well! My student Mbaru is headed back to Kenya in December to collect the second round of data for the diffusion of fishing technology project. We'll be in touch soon to get your thoughts on the follow-up survey!

 

Aloha,

Michele

 

Michele L. Barnes
NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow | University of Hawaii
Visiting Scholar | ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies | James Cook University

Website | Publications | New paper in PNAS

 

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Hi Tom

 

We have just collected data in that way using a name generator text field in an online questionnaire. For this we used a JavaScript autocomplete function (https://jqueryui.com/autocomplete) implemented in the qualtrics.com questionnaire platform. 

 

Hope that helps! If you want further details on our experiences with this or the JavaScript-code, please let me know.

 

All the best, 

Timon


ETH Zurich
Timon Elmer
PhD Student 
Chair of Social Networks
Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences
CLU B3
Clausiusstrasse 50
8092 Zrich, Switzerland
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Tom, Socioworks can handle that, and also, provide useful long-term data storage and management, project and study management, etc...

Allen Tien

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I would personally recommend the following: 

 

- Use Qualtrics if USC has it. 

- Use the Loop and Merge feature which is basically like series of name interpreter questions.

- You can pipe the name in from the ten or however many alter fields you want into the subsequent name interpreter questions. 

- To get the names to autocomplete, you'll need to attach a jquery autocomplete function to it, with a list that is downloaded by jquery. 

 

This is an example snippet for this sort of thing in Limesurvey (which I ultimately didn't end up using), but I would still recommend Qualtrics, as it has a lot of nicer features (including good mobile support), including the Loop and Merge. Limesurvey is open source though, but definitely requires IT help getting it on a server. Getting this code working with Qualtrics as a 1-2 day affair for a decent web coder. 

 

~~~~~ SNIPPET ~~~~~~

$(document).ready(function() {

                $.ajax({

                                type: "GET",

                                url: "http://PATH_TO_THE_NAMES_LIST/names.txt",

                                dataType: "text",

                                success: function(data) {

                       x = document.getElementsByClassName("answer_cell_00SQ001 answer-item text-item");

                                                for (var i = 0; i < x.length; i++) {

                                                                console.log($(x[i]).children("input")[1].id);

 

                                                                $( "#" + $(x[i]).children("input")[1].id ).autocomplete( {

                                                                                source: data.split(/\n/)

                                                                });

 

                                                }                

                                }

                });

});

 

 

~~~~~ END SNIPPET ~~~~~

 

You can ask me offlist for more details if you like. But this is the UI feature that you're looking for. 

 

Take care, 

Bernie 

 

Bernie Hogan, PhD

Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute

Faculty Fellow, Alan Turing Institute

University of Oxford

http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/hogan 

 

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Dear Prof. Valente,

my favourite online survey platform is EFS Unipark (no personal interest in the company), whose licence is definitely reasonably priced for universities (commissioned research to be checked): http://www.unipark.com/en/

I have not used it for SNA data collection (yet), but I know that a few German colleagues used it to this purpose.

If I have well understood, what you are looking for is something like this: http://ww3.unipark.de/uc/snatest/

This test question currently handle 2,000 female names as a test, with a quite simple add-on (thanks to Murat Tarakci, now at Erasmus University, Rotterdam).
The name list was imported from excel in a couple of minutes.
In order to use numbers instead of names in the analysis: you can prepare a dictionary file for automatic recode of strings (i.e. names) - a few more minutes in excel. To the best of my knowledge both Stata and Spss may handle this quite easily.

I guess some technical ssues may arise if you plan to dynamically use the selected names in the data collection process (further relational data, alters' attributes,.. ) but I think this has already been addressed in the unipark community.
If interested to this type of solution, please contact me privately and I'd be glad to point you to relevant resources and expertise.

Hope this helps.

Best regards

Teresio Poggio, PhD

Somewhere between unibz.it and unitn.it

 

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Here is a better link for EgoWeb info:

 

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__egoweb.wikispaces.com_EgoWeb-2B2.0-2BHome&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=h3mEjrnTGiVHB-Zq1rVrng&m=NDrx3-RZte48i292yZMn-SedYFGX_DJ5A1cMr6KT-pc&s=fd3lw8J2WmO9SqkH_FN8B6SiAcczitgJzxkJBp2nlYo&e=

 

That RAND link is not being updated regularly unfortunately, so I created that wiki for greater ease in updating documentation. 

 

You can upload a roster of names and email addresses and allow for names to auto-complete when a respondent is typing a name.  So if the respondent types the letter "a" all the names with an "a" show up then the list gets shorter as they add other letters.  They can keep typing or click on the name that they are looking for.  You can force them to only pick from the roster or allow them to add names not on the roster. 

 

As for the numeric export, for multiple choice type questions, each response option text that appears on the screen during interviewing is associated with a number and this number is what is exported into a .csv file. (Text entry questions export text obviously.)

 

The software is free, open source, and available on github:

 

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__github.com_qualintitative_egoweb&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=h3mEjrnTGiVHB-Zq1rVrng&m=NDrx3-RZte48i292yZMn-SedYFGX_DJ5A1cMr6KT-pc&s=nWpJNTvXbtfktIHpvEz21qx42ICp56YPzvx37o5Fz3c&e=

 

Someone just found a bug in the roster auto complete feature that we fixed, so this update is currently in the dev branch.  We will move the changes to the master branch once we test a few other bug fixes.

 

Tom, let me know if you still have other questions or if you would like to discuss. And, yes, if EgoWeb does not do what you want let me know what that is so that I can add that to the list of things we are trying to add to the platform.

 

And yes I think this is something that EgoWeb can do.  I think everyone just assumes it is an egocentric only platform because of the name but we added this roster + auto-complete feature for the Illinois high school project.

 

dave

 

David P. Kennedy

RAND Corporation

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(310) 393-0411, Ext. 6133

 

 

 

Thomas W. Valente, PhD

Professor, Institute for Prevention Research

Department of Preventive Medicine

Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California

Email: [log in to unmask]

Mobile: (310) 977-4123

 

https://usccana.github.io/

https://github.com/USCCANA/netdiffuseR

 

Social Networks and Health (2010) Oxford University Press.

Evaluating Health Promotion Programs, (2002) Oxford University Press.

Network Models of the Diffusion of Innovations, (1995) Hampton Press.

 

 

 

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More at http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=9cab461e05&e=55e25a0e3e Social norms as solutions Climate change, biodiversity loss, antibiotic resistance, and other global challenges pose major collective action problems: A group benefits from a certain action, but no individual has sufficient incentive to act alone. Formal institutions, e.g., laws and treaties, have helped address issues like ozone depletion, lead pollution, and acid rain. However, formal institutions are not always able to enforce collectively desirable outcomes. In such cases, informal institutions, such as social norms, can be important. If conditions are right, policy can support social norm changes, helping address even global problems. To judge when this is realistic, and what role policy can play, we discuss three crucial questions: Is a tipping point likely to exist, such that vicious cycles of socially damaging behavior can potentially be turned into virtuous ones? Can policy create tipping points where none exist? Can policy push the system past the tipping point? Social norms as solutions Karine Nyborg, John M. Anderies, Astrid Dannenberg, Therese Lindahl, Caroline Schill, Maja Schlter, W. Neil Adger, Kenneth J. Arrow, Scott Barrett, Stephen Carpenter, F. Stuart Chapin III, Anne-Sophie Crpin, Gretchen Daily, Paul Ehrlich, Carl Folke, Wander Jager, Nils Kautsky, Simon A. Levin, Ole Jacob Madsen, Stephen Polasky, Marten Scheffer, Brian Walker, Elke U. Weber, James Wilen, Anastasios Xepapadeas, Aart de Zeeuw Science 07 Oct 2016: Vol. 354, Issue 6308, pp. 42-43 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf8317 Source: science.sciencemag.org (http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=3e75f06195&e=55e25a0e3e) Sensitivity of Complex Networks The sensitivity (i.e. dynamic response) of complex networked systems has not been well understood, making difficult to predict whether new macroscopic dynamic behavior will emerge even if we know exactly how individual nodes behave and how they are coupled. Here we build a framework to quantify the sensitivity of complex networked system of coupled dynamic units. We characterize necessary and sufficient conditions for the emergence of new macroscopic dynamic behavior in the thermodynamic limit. We prove that these conditions are satisfied only for architectures with power-law degree distributions. Surprisingly, we find that highly connected nodes (i.e. hubs) only dominate the sensitivity of the network up to certain critical frequency. Sensitivity of Complex Networks Marco Tulio Angulo, Gabor Lippner, Yang-Yu Liu, Albert-Lszl Barabsi Source: arxiv.org (http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=936de325c6&e=55e25a0e3e) How complexity originates: Examples from history reveal additional roots to complexity Most scientists will characterize complexity as the result of one or more factors out of three: (i) high dimensionality, (ii) interaction networks, and (iii) nonlinearity. High dimensionality alone need not give rise to complexity. The best known cases come from linear algebra: To determine the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a large quadratic matrix, for example, is complicated but not complex. Every mathematician, physicist or economist, and most scholars from other disciplines can write down an algorithm that would work provided infinite resources in computer time and storage space are given. (...) How complexity originates: Examples from history reveal additional roots to complexity Peter Schuster Complexity DOI: 10.1002/cplx.21841 Source: onlinelibrary.wiley.com (http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=c8b4a8655e&e=55e25a0e3e) Why I know but dont believe Despite extensive efforts at public science education, polling over the past 30 years has consistently shown that about 40 to 45% of Americans believe that humans were supernaturally created in the past 10,000 years (1). A natural interpretation of this finding is that U.S. science education is failing to reach nearly half of the population, and that widespread belief in recent human origins reflects basic scientific illiteracy. However, the reality is more complex (2): Many of those who reject evolutionary theory are aware of the scientific consensus on the subject, and such rejection is not always associated with low scientific literacy. Similar results have been found for beliefs regarding anthropogenic climate change (3). On page 321 of this issue, Friedkin et al. (4) provide a key step toward understanding this phenomenon by introducing a simple family of models for social influence among individuals with multiple, interdependent beliefs. Why I know but don't believe Carter T. Butts Science 21 Oct 2016: Vol. 354, Issue 6310, pp. 286-287 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaj1817 Source: science.sciencemag.org (http://unam.us4.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=b86d3fb6cf&e=55e25a0e3e) Conference on Complex Systems 2017: Cancun, Mexico http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=ac281f268f&e=55e25a0e3e The scientific study of complex systems offers a method for understanding how elements interact to give rise to global properties, while at the same time these properties constrain elements. Bringing together scholars and students from all fields, the Conference on Complex Systems will convene in September 17-22, 2017 in Latin America for the first time. Source: ccs17.unam.mx (http://unam.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=bd3daf7426&e=55e25a0e3e) International Conference on Computational Social Science The 3rd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2 2017) is an interdisciplinary event designed to engage a broad community of researchers academics, industry experts, open data activists, government agency workers, and think tank analysts dedicated to advancing social science knowledge through computational methods. IC2S2 2017 affords the opportunity to meet and discuss works in which social systems and dynamics are investigated in a quantitative way through large datasets that are either mined from various sources (e.g. social media, communication systems), or created via controlled experiments or computational modeling. After successful events in Helsinki 2015 and Evanston, IL 2016, the 3rd IC2S2 will take place in Cologne, Germany on July 10-13. Source: ic2s2.org (http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=11c322f0fb&e=55e25a0e3e) Evidence of Shared Aspects of Complexity Science and Quantum Phenomena Complexity science concepts of emergence, self-organization, and feedback suggest that descriptions of systems and events are subjective, incomplete, and impermanent-similar to what we observe in quantum phenomena. Complexity science evinces an increasingly compelling alternative to reductionism for describing physical phenomena, now that shared aspects of complexity science and quantum phenomena are being scientifically substantiated. Establishment of a clear connection between chaotic complexity and quantum entanglement in small quantum systems indicates the presence of common processes involved in thermalization in large and small-scale systems. Recent findings in the fields of quantum physics, quantum biology, and quantum cognition demonstrate evidence of the complexity science characteristics of sensitivity to initial conditions and emergence of self-organizing systems. Efficiencies in quantum superposition suggest a new paradigm in which our very notion of complexity depends on which information theory we choose to employ. Evidence of Shared Aspects of Complexity Science and Quantum Phenomena Cynthia Larson Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 12, No 2 (2016) Source: cosmosandhistory.org (http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=66d0656406&e=55e25a0e3e) NetSci 2017 http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=de947a4dd2&e=55e25a0e3e NetSci 2017 aims to bring together leading researchers and practitioners working in the emerging area of network science. The conference fosters interdisciplinary communication and collaboration in network science research across computer and information sciences, physics, mathematics, statistics, the life sciences, neuroscience, environmental sciences, social sciences, finance and business, arts and design. NetSci 2017 is a combination of: * Satellite Symposia (June 19 & 20) * An International School for students and non-experts (June 19 & 20), and * A 3-day Conference (June 21-23) featuring research in a wide range of topics and in different formats, including keynote and invited talks, oral presentations, posters, and lightning talks. Abstracts for oral presentations, lightning talks, and posters are due January 15, 2017. Please read more details in the call. The Easy Chair submission portal will open by November 1 for submissions and will be located on this page (http://unam.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=ae9d0edb88&e=55e25a0e3e) . Proposals to run a full- or half-day satellite session before the main conference are due December 15, 2016 (http://unam.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=504f3120d5&e=55e25a0e3e) . The NetSci conference is an annual meeting of the Network Science Society (http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=47c682c67d&e=55e25a0e3e) and is hosted this year by the Indiana University Network Science Institute (http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=7447c1995b&e=55e25a0e3e) (IUNI). If you have questions, contact us at [log in to unmask] (mailto:[log in to unmask]) . Source: netsci2017.net (http://unam.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=e5e67d9b49&e=55e25a0e3e) Complexity, Criticality and Computation (C3) Research Camp 2016 Complex Systems The University of Sydney This week-long research camp explores the importance of studying complex systems. It will be organised by the University's Centre for Complex Systems (http://unam.us4.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=5a233831f4&e=55e25a0e3e) (CCS), and co-hosted by the University's Charles Perkins Centre (CPC). During this event we will consider a diverse range of systems, applications, theoretical and practical approaches to computational modelling of modern complex systems, including information theory, agent-based simulation, network theory, nonlinear dynamics, swarm intelligence, evolutionary methods, computational neuroscience, and econophysics. The program will include a number of three-hour tutorials, delivered by complex systems experts, from our own Master of Complex Systems program (http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=46d3b44bba&e=55e25a0e3e) and overseas. When: 9am - 5pm, 30 November (Wed) - 6 December (Tue), 2016 Where: Charles Perkins Centre Seminar Rooms, The University of Sydney Cost: Free Registration: Please email Mikhail Prokopenko (mailto:[log in to unmask]) with your name and affiliation, by Nov 16. http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=e1fee4b240&e=55e25a0e3e Source: sydney.edu.au (http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=8e9b6cdb6a&e=55e25a0e3e) Multimodel agent-based simulation environment for mass-gatherings and pedestrian dynamics A multimodel agent-based simulation environment (PULSE) is presented. Model integration techniques suggested: common space and commonly controlled agents. Crowd pressure metrics for simulating crushing and asphyxia in crowds are proposed. Simulations of evacuation from cinema building to the city streets are carried out. Multimodel agent-based simulation environment for mass-gatherings and pedestrian dynamics Vladislav Karbovskii, Daniil Voloshin, Andrey Karsakov, Alexey Bezgodov, Carlos Gershenson Future Generation Computer Systems Source: www.sciencedirect.com (http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=dc056d74ec&e=55e25a0e3e) NECSI Courses in Complexity Winter Session 2017 Dates: January 2 - 13 Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA Week 1: January 2-6 CX201: Complex Physical, Biological and Social Systems Lab: January 8 CX102: Computer Programming and Complex Systems Week 2: January 9-13 CX202: Data Analytics, Complex Systems Modeling, and Networks. Source: www.necsi.edu (http://unam.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0eb0ac9b4e8565f2967a8304b&id=2c702f575e&e=55e25a0e3e) ============================================== Sponsored by the Complex Systems Society. Founding Editor: Gottfried Mayer. Editor-in-Chief: Carlos Gershenson. 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