My name is Alec Riley and I'm a research assistant for Dr. Alison Culyba at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Pediatrics. I'm helping her with the tail-end of one of her projects that utilizes social network analysis and ORA and it's geared toward understanding the mediating role of interpersonal relationships and violence exposure. We surveyed a little over 100 youth participants. From there, we reached out to and subsequently surveyed about ~40 adult participants. The adult participants were all alters that the youth had listed in the surveys that were administered. We're at the stage now of attempting to create the ego-alter networks for the adult participants and I'm having some trouble. I'm not exactly sure where the problem lies, but the main issue that's presenting is that the adult participant, who is the ego for the network, is not showing any linkages to their alters. The adult ego is showing up in the visualization, but they aren't connected to their alters.
The adults completed a similar survey that the youth completed, but the variables were not exactly the same. Similar to the youth, after the adults completed their surveys, their data was exported from egoweb 2.0 into CSV files. From there, we ran a STATA do file to prepare the CSV files for ORA upload. My best guess at this point is that the problem is somewhere among the XML ego-alter and/or alter pair configuration file that is loaded into ORA or possibly within the formatting of the CSV files that are uploaded into ORA.
Thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to lend a hand!