Network Theory Workshop
Network Theory Workshop, 13 - 15 July 2017
At the center of the CCRP theory of change are the concepts of collaboration, learning, and communication as essential for creating integrated networks, across research and development, which facilitate innovation, collective action, and contextualized scaling. We recognize that understanding how formal and informal networks operate and then strengthening and/or leveraging them is essential for knowledge creation and sharing.
The workshop will introduce participants to theories and models related to social network analysis. This will give participants a language (e.g., social capital, informational basis for diffusion) as well as formal models (e.g., network influence) for describing the phenomena they observe. Participants will be exposed to software, but there will not be extensive time engaging software and becoming highly proficient in network packages. There will be support for fundamental models of network influence for those who use STATA, SPSS, SAS or R.
The course will be given in English with simultaneous interpretation provided between English-Spanish. Non-Andes CoP participants will be expected to pay for their lodging and travel. Logistics can be coordinated with Martha Vega firstname.lastname@example.org at the Fundación Valles in Bolivia.
Please view the meeting document, right, for more information on the Network Theory Workshop.