Network Mapping as a Diagnostic Tool

This manual provides a step by step guide to the process of conducting a social network analysis by using Netdraw which is a free software tool that allows the visualisation of social networks.

The manual has many helpful illustrations to guide people who are new to social network analysis through the processes of:

  • survey design
  • data collection
  • preparing the database
  • preparing the database to be transferred to Netdraw
  • using Netdraw.


  • Who this manual is for?
  • Introduction to Social Network Analysis (SNA)
  • SNA as a diagnostic tool
  • Social Network Analysis: Step by step
  • The 2-mode network
  • A flexible tool 


Clark, L. Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), (2006). Network mapping as a diagnostic tool. Retrieved from website:

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