Thursday, February 16, 2006

Free online network survey utility for Organizational Network Analysis

Back in December I gave my readers a Christmas present: this free spreadsheet utility for organizational network analysis. Quite a few people asked for an online version of this; so today for my birthday I am celebrating by giving away a new present: this free online network survey utility. If SurveyMonkey had existed in 1993, this is just the survey Krackhardt and Hansen would have used in researching their HBR article "Informal Networks."

To get the most from this online network survey, just follow the self-contained instructions to create your own personal copy. Then you can modify your copy of the survey as you wish and use it as you would any other SurveyMonkey survey.

I am providing the survey free of charge. SurveyMonkey is free or $20/month, depending on which features you want. Choose your favorite network mapping software (see the Connectedness right sidebar under "SNA Software") and you are ready to go.

If you are in a mood to shop around, I recommend you also see the special-purpose survey tools of Miguel Lobo at Duke's Fuqua School of Business and Rob Cross at UVA's Network Roundtable.

New to network mapping? Don't hesitate to email me with questions on how to get started.
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Anonymous said...

or use its also free and upgrade is only $10/month

Fatih said...

links are broken.

Cai Kjaer said...

Hi Bruce,

We decided to develop after I had spent a couple of years using Surveymonkey. I love Surveymonkey, but couldn't get it to meet all my requirements.



Aluran said...

There is a new, online tool for mapping informal networks, which is quite simple and intuitive. I have used it and it works well:

billhansen said...


If your readers want a fully functional social network survey data collection tool, they should visit our Network Genie site. Network Genie helps you:
(1) Design network surveys and survey questions. (2) Manage social network projects. (3) Collect social network data using online forms. (4) Download and export data to the social network analysis program of your choice.

Sydney said...

That's Right! We decided to develop after I had spent a couple of years using Surveymonkey. I love Surveymonkey, but couldn't get it to meet all my requirements.

Brian Remy said...

This might be a basic questions but could you please explain a little bit about network mapping?

I'm new to this subject and pretty excited on the whole concept.

Thank you ^_^


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Andrew Pitts said...

Hi Bruce,

I would like to add an alternative solution for online organizational network analysis - Polinode . You can use Polinode to run both small and large network surveys with complete flexibility over question order, content, etc. And it also includes an integrated network visualisation and analysis Gephi in the cloud.