A workshop on C-IKNOW is scheduled at INSNA/Sunbelt Conference, 12pm-3pm, Feb. 8, 2011, Florida
Title. Network Data Collection, Analysis, and Visualization via C-IKNOW
Abstract. C-IKNOW (http://iknow.northwestern.edu/) is a powerful web-based software tool for social network investigation. The workshop provides an overview on how to use C-IKNOW’s visualization and analytics suite to collect network data and conduct visual-analytics and utilize network recommendation features. The presentation begins with a general introduction to the distinct features and perspectives of network data collection and visualization in C-IKNOW, followed by a few brief examples of C-IKNOW application in various contexts. We demonstrate a set of four hands-on step-by-step tutorials with illustrative cases on 1) setting up web-based survey for network data collection, 2) importing and exporting data with C-IKNOW, 3) network visualization and analytics, and 4) recommendation techniques–resource finder and team assembly. Finally, we highlight advanced administrator functions useful for survey setup and data manipulation. Participants who bring their own internet-ready laptops with Java applets installed can run the web-based software on their machines at the same time as they are being presented. The goal is to enable participants to design their own C-IKNOW surveys, import and export network data with C-IKNOW, and familiarize themselves with the multiple network visualization and analytics functions in C-IKNOW.