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Chris Koerner


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I recently completed a survey of co-workers in which they list their name, a person they work with, and their relationship. I have the data in a csv file where each name and relationship are listed. I'm new to VUE and was curious if this tool would allow me to visualize which relationships exist, and more importantly, which individuals are the most influential. Am I working with the right tool?
Mike Korcynski

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Can you attach a sample of data to this thread so we can take a look?
Chris Koerner


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Sure. Here's a small sample of the data we collected. It's not enough to create a map, but I hope it explains the structure of the data I've collected.

The headings are described as thus:
  • Respondent Name - The person who completed the survey

  • Relationship - This related person is a X to me (Source, Partner, Recipient or Mentor)

  • Related Person - The person identified as have the relationship above)

  • Group - Are they in the respondent's group or a different group in the organization

  • Respondent Team - The team of the respondent


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    Mike Korcynski

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    Hey Chris,

    I mapped your data to take a look using the datasets feature its a little weird looking I guess because there's no people with multiple connections in the set:

    This is the data as a tall matrix data import:
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    The non matrix way this shows is to me less interesting:
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    -Mike
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    Chris Koerner


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    You're right, that data sample was way too small to show any relationships. I've done the same with the full data set. Here's a small sample.

    Now the trick is to see if I can add the group relationship somehow. I'd like to color code the names by group membership.
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    Mike Korcynski

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    Chris,

    That's easy enough you basically do a search either by Keyword or Category and Keyword to select the nodes with group 'Mine' and Select them then just change the color in the palette. (see screenshot)
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    Mike Korcynski

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    Basically the nodes keep all the other metadata that didn't go into forming the relationship as keywords.
    Chris Koerner


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    Brilliant! Thank you Mike for your help. I'm going to go and dig in to see what I can find.
     
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