In this post I was going to take a deeper look at the Main Discussion Group network, with a particular emphasis on the internal Escort and Expediter Groups. However I’ve decided to do a response comparison of the Main Discussion Group and SA-GE because its quite interesting. However, first I want to show a time comparison.
The graphs below provide time comparisons between the SA-GE and Main Discussion Group. Note the monthly posting pattern is quite different. Perhaps it reflects a…Continue
Added by Graham Durant-Law on May 20, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
It’s been three weeks since I last posted. In that time I have completed the Main Discussion Group analysis and an analysis of SA-GE, so expect a flurry of posts in the coming days. Two posts ago I…Continue
Added by Graham Durant-Law on May 18, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
In my previous post I provided a temporal analysis of the main discussion group. I also said activity might have peaked because of Dunbar’s Numbers. What are Dunbar’s Numbers I hear you say?
Professor Robin Dunbar has researched the size and structure of human…Continue
Added by Graham Durant-Law on April 26, 2012 at 5:48am — No Comments
In my previous post I provided some detail on the data cleansing and manipulation steps that precedes the SNA. (I’ll provide the detailed steps in an annex to the report.) In this post I will provide an early temporal analysis. At this stage I still have not completed the detailed SNA, but I find these steps useful in understanding the dataset. Of necessity they require…Continue
In my previous post I provided an outline of how the KM4Dev SNA will be conducted. Phase One, the analysis of the discussion groups, has commenced. A fortnight or so ago I was provided post data in a XML format for the main group. This was quite exciting because I have 10 complete years of data, and two years of incomplete data to analyse. It’s also a daunting task, because before any analysis…Continue
First let me thank Pete Cranston for posting my introduction to this group. In that post I said I was pleased to have the opportunity to conduct the social network analysis (SNA) of KM4Dev. A question was posed as to what the goals and objectives of the study are, and how they might be used. Here’s the answer.