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EgoWeb 2.0: a tool for social network analysis

EgoWeb 2.0: a tool for social network analysis

By Chenyan Jia

If you are interested in using social network analysis to conduct research, you might want to explore this tool called EgoWeb 2.0 developed by David P. Kennedy.

Website Link: https://www.qualintitative.com/egoweb/
GitHub Link: https://github.com/qualintitative/egoweb
Install Instructions: https://www.qualintitative.com/wiki/doku.php/install

In order to use EgoWeb 2.0, the first step is to install AMPPS. Right now, EgoWeb 2.0 has upgraded its Mac version to 64-bit and works well in the latest Mac operating system. If you are Windows users, EgoWeb 2.0 functions well too.

Strengths

  1. Allows researchers to use R to process data and provide baseline R codes
  2. Detailed instructions and updates

Downsides

  1. Many installation steps (8-9 steps), including creating database and import database structure from SQL file
  2. Less intuitive than some other tools

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