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Eval11 Session 736: From Survey Data to Network Mapping and Beyond:Describing Inter-Organizational Coordination and Collaboration Networks  

11-01-2011 20:27

This session demonstrates one method for measuring inter-organizational networks using a modified version of the Levels of Collaboration Scale as part of a Funded Provider survey. Based on our experiences evaluating First 5 programs in several California counties, we will demonstrate how survey data from agency respondents are transformed into two-dimensional inter-agency network maps using NetDraw, and then how features of the network (strength of ties, closeness, density) can be distilled from these network maps and analyzed statistically. We will show how to use the maps to describe the nature of collaboration between agencies, how to expand the survey to a broader network of agencies, and how to employ this procedure to measure change over time. Caveats and limitations of this method and how to interpret and communicate the maps to stakeholders and agencies to support program monitoring and improvement will also be discussed.

#LevelsofCollaborationScale #NetDraw #SocialNetworkAnalysis #HowTo #2011Conference

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