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Exploring social media with NodeXL Basic training April 15

“Exploring Social Media with NodeXL Basic” is a two-hour session that introduces some of the social media data extraction and network graphing functionalities of an open-source and freeware tool NodeXL Basic. This event will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in 401B Hale Library.

SampleGraph
This image shows an example of a network graph with small clusters of individuals in relationships and even smaller motifs.
  • Ever wonder what sorts of #hashtagged conversations may be occurring on Twitter and who the discussants are? Curious about the social networks of particular @accounts on Twitter?
  • Wonder what a public-facing social network looks like on Facebook? A private one?
  • Intrigued by a related tags network from Flickr? An article network on Wikipedia? A video network on YouTube? A user network on YouTube?

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“Tapping Social Media with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus” scheduled April 22

“Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus” will be offered 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 22, in 401B Hale Library. This presentation provides an overview of the NCapture browser add-on (to Chrome and IE) as a tool for extracting information from social media platforms and will explore how the extracted data is analyzed using NVivo 11 Plus, a qualitative and mixed methods data analysis tool. (The NVivo for Mac now enables this functionality as well.)

A Screenshot of the NVivo New Project Interface

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New site license keys for NVivo 11 Plus and NVivo 10

Kansas State University has new site license keys for NVivo 11 Plus and NVivo 10 to cover access through April 2017.  To access the site license(s), visit the following site, and sign in with a current K-State eID and password.

Automated Insights Sample Project in NVivo 11 Plus
Automated Insights Sample Project in NVivo 11 Plus

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“Introduction to NVivo 10/11” slated for Feb. 19

An “Introduction to NVivo 10/11” training will be offered 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at 401B Hale Library for all faculty, graduate students, and staff who may be using this qualitative (and mixed methods) data analysis tool.

A Screenshot of the NVivo New Project Interface

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Exploring social media with NodeXL on April 10

“Exploring Social Media with NodeXL” is a two-hour session that introduces some of the social media data extraction and network graphing functionalities of NodeXL.  This event will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, at 301 Hale Library.

SampleGraph
This image shows an example of a network graph with small clusters of individuals in relationships and even smaller motifs.

Ever wonder what sorts of #hashtagged conversations may be occurring on Twitter and who the discussants are?  Curious about the social networks of particular @accounts on Twitter?

Wonder what a public-facing social network looks like on Facebook?  A private one?

Intrigued by a related tags network from Flickr?  An article network on Wikipedia?  A video network on YouTube?  A user network on YouTube?

Continue reading “Exploring social media with NodeXL on April 10”

“NVivo 10 Basics” workshop set for Sept. 26 afternoon

An “NVivo 10 Basics” training will be offered 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Hale 301 for all faculty, graduate students, and staff who may be using this qualitative (and mixed methods) data analysis tool.

A Screenshot of the NVivo New Project Interface

This presentation will address the following:

  • how to download and install NVivo 10 and input the license key
  • how to download NCapture
  • the basic parts of the NVivo 10 interface
  • how to start and structure a research project
  • how to ingest various multimedia file types
  • how to ingest some social media contents
  • how to begin coding various media file types
  • how to back up the .nvp project file

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Status of the regents’ social media policy

By Julia Keen and Jeff Morris

The Kansas Board of Regents governance committee met Wednesday to discuss proposed revisions to the social media policy. Following a brief presentation by the co-chairs of the work team, the committee entered a public work session to discuss the policy.  Continue reading “Status of the regents’ social media policy”

The NodeXL Series: Conducting a Twitter User Network Crawl (Part 6)

Per the prior entry, if a hashtag search is very time-dependent and ephemeral / transitory, the user accounts and relationships created around entities (people, organizations, companies, robots, and “cyborgs”) tend to be more stable.  While the research does not necessarily show that a follower / following sort of reciprocal relationship means that all Tweets are read and engaged, these do show a sense of some initial commitment and public declaration of a kind of relationship.  (Those interested I the research may find that there are surprises, such as that popularity and positive word-of-mouth does not necessarily translate to sales commitments.  Further, there is sufficient system gaming by using ‘bot and other accounts that a more accurate read of a user network requires some more digging and critical thinking analysis.)

First, it helps to pick a “target.”  A search on a search engine of an organization’s name “and Twitter” will often lead to the account information. For our purposes, we’ll go with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in part because they have a clear social media strategy to engage their constituents.

A Limited Crawl of the CDCGov User Network on Twitter

The official Twitter account for the CDCGov site is https://twitter.com/CDCgov.  (Do read the fine print carefully to make sure that you haven’t landed on a farce site.  There are many pretenders, some not-so-subtle, and others very elusively so.)

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Social media roundtable today [Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012]

By Cindy Hollingsworth

The October meeting of the Social Media Roundtable is 10:45 a.m. today in the Sunflower Room of the K-State Student Union. Agenda topics include social media guidelines and a presentation about Facebook ads.   Continue reading “Social media roundtable today [Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012]”

Stop! Yammer time!

Do you need a better way to collaborate with your co-workers or others across campus? Do you need a place where you can discuss projects you are working on?  Join this session to learn how Yammer, a free private social network, can help you.  All you need to get started is an @ksu.edu email address. The online 2-week class, sponsored by the Information Technology Assistance Center, begins Monday, Feb. 27. 

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