An Experiment with Social Network Analysis: Assessing the scope and scale of IISD's relationships on Internet governance as a test of the usefulness of social network analysis for network evaluation

By Camille D. Ryan, Heather Creech on August 7, 2012

This study is an exploration of the use of social network analysis (SNA) as a tool in understanding the composition, reach and effectiveness of networks on policy issues.

IISD's Global Connectivity program's network of relationships in the domain of Internet governance was used as the basis for the experiment. While the study provided useful insights into the program's relationships on Internet governance, it also has provided both insights and caveats on SNA as a network monitoring and evaluation tool.

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Technology and Innovation
IISD, 2012