Chapter 3 Applications and Examples I
Thank you all for doing the ABC—Ask a question, Brag about your understanding, and Connect with a peer’s idea—when annotating our readings! Below is a visualization of our interactions on Hypothesis in the past two weeks. It is slightly more complex than the one from last week, as I used a node-level measure named indegree to scale the size of nodes.
In Week 2, I challenged our community with the following goals:
- more colleagues will join the conversation, 2) there will be more back-and-forth dialogues (or increased reciprocity in SNA terms), and 3) we will have a denser network.
Based on what I see in this new network, I can claim with confidence we have more colleagues participating in our conversation on Hypothesis (from
10) and higher reciprocity (from
0.3). But because of the increase of participants, our network did not get denser (from
0.22). So I would like to congratulate on our progress and encourage you to interact even more with different colleagues in our community!
Cannot wait to make such a graph on your own? We will start exploring SNA data and tools very soon. But I see our current exploration of theories, contexts, and research questions even more critical than manipulating tools because tools are the easy part!
In this week, we will:
- Examine some concrete examples of SNA research
- ‘Present’ an example of your choice to the class
- ‘Take’ ideas from each other to inform your project ideas
Pro Tip: You can adjust the speed of Youtube videos by clicking on the gear icon at the bottom of the video player. Note: Please refer to the Week 3 Activities page for deadlines.