Auditing information structures in organizations: A review of data collection techniques for network analysis

Karin H. Zwijze-Koning, Menno D.T. de Jong

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Abstract

Network analysis is one of the current techniques for investigating organizational communication. Despite the amount of how-to literature about using network analysis to assess information flows and relationships in organizations, little is known about the methodological strengths and weaknesses of the underlying data collection techniques. This article reviews the methodological literature on methods that may be used for network analysis. For each technique, reliability and validity issues are discussed, as well as the applicability for organizational research questions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-453
JournalOrganizational research methods
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • communication audit
  • METIS-230369
  • IR-60121
  • Network Analysis
  • Methodology
  • Validity
  • Reliability
  • Organizational Communication

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