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Data Collection Tools
Data Collection Tools There are multiple approaches to collecting data, including surveys, web scraping, use of administrative data, and data mining.
Collection, data, Tools
Dec 22, 2010
Social Networks
Social Networks are made up of individuals called nodes, which are connected by one or more types of interdependency, such as friendship, financial exchange, dislike, beliefs, knowled
networks, social
Dec 22, 2010
Cost-effectiveness Analysis
Cost-effectiveness Analysis compares the relative expenditure (costs) and outcomes (effects) of two or more courses of action.
analysis, cost-effectiveness
Dec 22, 2010
Data mining
Data mining is the process of sorting through large amounts of data and picking out relevant information.
data, mining
Dec 22, 2010
Cost/benefit model
A Cost/benefit Model estimates costs plus benefits and adjusts for risk for a specific project or group of projects.
benefit, cost, Model
Dec 22, 2010
Citation Analysis
Citations Analysis, which involves examining an item's referring documents, is used in searching for materials and analyzing their merit.
analysis, Citation
Dec 22, 2010
Case Study Methods
Case study methods involve an in-depth, examination of a single instance or event: a case.
Case, Methods, Study
Dec 22, 2010
Budget and Performance
Budget and Performance- Budget (from French bougette, purse) generally refers to a list of all planned expenses and revenues.
Budget, performance
Dec 22, 2010
Agent-based Model
An Agent-based Model is a computational model for simulating the actions and interactions of autonomous individuals in a network, with a view to assessing their effects on the system
agent-based, Model
Dec 22, 2010
Administrative Data
Administrative Data is data collected for other purposes, such as budget data, that can be used for analytical purposes.
administrative, data
Jan 04, 2011
Community Network
Community Network is a term used broadly to indicate the use of networking technologies by and for a local community.
Business, civic networks, communication technologies, communication technologies, Community, community technology centers, network, Technology
Mar 21, 2011
Outcomes Definition
Outcomes Definition- '''Outcomes''' Projects and programs produce outputs, outcomes, and impacts, depending on the timeframe of the project.
definition, outcomes
Mar 21, 2011
Options Modeling
Options Modeling calculates optimization of available options amidst uncertainty over real assets like project investment capital.
Business, modeling, Options
Mar 21, 2011
Network Value
Network Value- A value network is a complex set of social and technical resources.
Business, External value networks, internal and external value networks, network, value
Mar 21, 2011
Network Analysis or Theory
Network analysis or theory is an area of applied mathematics and part of graph theory.
analysis, Education, network, Technology, Theory
Mar 21, 2011