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  1. page History of Support and Funding edited This page has moved to a new location because Wikispaces is shutting down in a few months. To acce…
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  2. page History of Support and Funding edited Page Under Construction Many projects have contributed funding and support to EgoWeb development.…
    Page Under Construction
    Many projects have contributed funding and support to EgoWeb development. This page provides a history of key developmental milestones and funding sources that made achieving these milestones possible.
    2003
    Florida Biomedical Research Foundation
    Development of EgoWeb was enabled by the availability of the software EgoNet on open source software sharing platforms. Initial funding for EgoNet came from the Florida Biomedical Research Foundation on a grant titled, "A Web-based Egocentric Network Tool for Visualizing Social Influences on Smoking Behavior". Christopher McCarty was the PI of the grant.
    2007
    The first version of EgoWeb was a modification of to the open source personal/egocentric network data collection java-based software EgoNet, which was uploaded to the file sharing system SourceForge by Chris McCarty at the University of Florida in 2009.
    Egonet was uploaded to the code sharing site github.com on Aug 12, 2007. Egonet is written in Java. EgoNet is open source software, licensed under GPL. Development of Egonet is led by McCarty and Martin Smith.
    EgoWeb (1.0)
    2009-2010
    In 2009, researchers at the RAND Corporation began the process of further developing Egonet, eventually branching off into EgoWeb. EgoWeb expanded EgoNet’s capabilities to include enhanced skip logic, a wider variety of question presentations and the ability to run through a web browser.
    R01HD059307
    It was first modified from Egonet and used to collect egocentric data on a study of HIV risk among heterosexual homeless men (R01HD059307; Suzanne Wenzel PI). EgoWeb development was led by a team of researchers, including David Kennedy, Hank Green, Ryan Brown, and Sam Wertheimer. Programming was conducted by Eric Lavigne and Cambridge Web Design. In June 2010, EgoWeb was installed on laptops and used to collect over 300 egocentric interviews with homeless men recruited at meal lines in Los Angeles’ Skid Row.
    R21MH8729
    EgoWeb was next used in Uganda (R21MH8729; Wagner PI) to identify HIV-positive individuals at risk for being stigmatized and to develop interventions to help them cope effectively with stigma during treatment. The study also contributed to egocentric network methods development through a comparison of participants’ perceptions with alters’ reports and found support for the validity and accuracy of personal network measures, including participants’ perceptions of alters’ serostatus.
    RC2MD004770, R01DA033362,
    In 2014, researchers on the UCLA RISE-UP project collaboratively developed EgoWeb 2.0, a PHP-based webserver application to facilitate interviewer-assisted interviews using iPads tablets and respondent-driven surveys over the web with email recruitment invitations. Researchers have continued to enhance EgoWeb 2.0 to enable collection of data on Android tablets and local installations on laptop computers.
    R01DA033280; Green PI
    Added whole network capabilities, participant roster, improved user interface, web interviewing with unique url - participant id link
    The initial version of EgoWeb, which, like EgoNet, was a java application capable of being run on a laptop to collect data in field settings, was more extensively developed across several large sample studies of social networks, Substance Use, and sexual risk behavior among high school students (RC2MD004770, R01DA033362; Wong PI). These projects enabled the improvement of the EgoWeb database, interviewing performance, and user interface; improved webserver capabilities; offline mobile data collection with iPads.
    Initial funding for EgoNet came from the Florida Biomedical Research Foundation on a grant titled, "A Web-based Egocentric Network Tool for Visualizing Social Influences on Smoking Behavior". Christopher Mccarty was the PI of the grant.
    Other projects that have used EgoWeb
    R01MD003964
    EgoWeb was used measure longitudinal social networks to track the spread of HIV-related mistrust through HIV-positive African Americans’ networks and their networks’ influence on treatment behaviors (R01MD003964; Bogart PI).
    Many projects have contributed funding and support to EgoWeb development. This page provides a history of key developmental milestones and funding sources that made achieving these milestones possible.
    2003
    EgoNet
    Development of EgoWeb was enabled by the availability of the software EgoNet on open source software sharing platforms. Initial funding for EgoNet came from the Florida Biomedical Research Foundation on a grant titled, "A Web-based Egocentric Network Tool for Visualizing Social Influences on Smoking Behavior". Christopher Mccarty was the PI of the grant.
    The first version of EgoWeb was a modification to the open source personal/egocentric network data collection java-based software EgoNet, which was uploaded to the file sharing system SourceForge by Chris McCarty at the University of Florida in 2009.
    2007
    Egonet was uploaded to the code sharing site github.com on Aug 12, 2007. Egonet is written in Java. EgoNet is open source software, licensed under GPL. Development of Egonet is led by McCarty and Martin Smith.
    EgoWeb (1.0)
    2009-2010
    In 2009, researchers at the RAND Corporation began the process of further developing Egonet, eventually branching off into EgoWeb. EgoWeb expanded EgoNet’s capabilities to include enhanced skip logic, a wider variety of question presentations and the ability to run through a web browser.
    It was first modified from Egonet and used to collect egocentric data on a study of HIV risk among heterosexual homeless men (R01HD059307; Suzanne Wenzel PI). EgoWeb development was led by a team of researchers, including David Kennedy, Hank Green, Ryan Brown, and Sam Wertheimer. Programming was conducted by Eric Lavigne and Cambridge Web Design. In June 2010, EgoWeb was installed on laptops and used to collect over 300 egocentric interviews with homeless men recruited at meal lines in Los Angeles’ Skid Row.
    EgoWeb was next used in Uganda (R21 MH8729; Wagner PI) to identify HIV-positive individuals at risk for being stigmatized and to develop interventions to help them cope effectively with stigma during treatment. The study also contributed to egocentric network methods development through a comparison of participants’ perceptions with alters’ reports and found support for the validity and accuracy of personal network measures, including participants’ perceptions of alters’ serostatus.
    EgoWeb was used measure longitudinal social networks to track the spread of HIV-related mistrust through HIV-positive African Americans’ networks and their networks’ influence on treatment behaviors (R01 MD003964; Bogart PI).
    In 2014, researchers on the UCLA RISE-UP project collaboratively developed EgoWeb 2.0, a PHP-based webserver application to facilitate interviewer-assisted interviews using iPads tablets and respondent-driven surveys over the web with email recruitment invitations. Researchers have continued to enhance EgoWeb 2.0 to enable collection of data on Android tablets and local installations on laptop computers.
    The initial version of EgoWeb, which, like EgoNet, was a java application capable of being run on a laptop to collect data in field settings, was more extensively developed across several large sample studies of social networks, Substance Use, and sexual risk behavior among high school students (RC2MD004770, R01DA033362; Wong PI and R01DA033280; Green PI). These projects enabled the improvement of the EgoWeb database, interviewing performance, and user interface; improved webserver capabilities; offline mobile data collection with iPads; and whole network capabilities.
    Initial funding for EgoNet came from the Florida Biomedical Research Foundation on a grant titled, "A Web-based Egocentric Network Tool for Visualizing Social Influences on Smoking Behavior". Christopher Mccarty was the PI of the grant.

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  3. page EgoWeb Publications edited This page has moved to a new location because Wikispaces is shutting down in a few months. To a…

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    Publications
    Homelessness and Health
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  4. page Troubleshooting edited This page has moved to a new location because Wikispaces is shutting down in a few months. To acce…
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    Troubleshooting typical EgoWeb Problems
    Installation
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  5. page EgoWeb Security Features edited EgoWeb This page has moved to a new location because Wikispaces is shutting down in a few months.…
    EgoWebThis page has moved to a new location because Wikispaces is shutting down in a few months. To access the new EgoWeb 2.0 wiki, enter "egoweb.info" into a browser window and it will redirect you to the new site.
    EgoWeb
    has various
    ...
    application server.
    EgoWeb should meet many researchers' and organizations’ standards for software security but users have to make the determination of the security acceptability. EgoWeb code is provided on an "as is" basis and the user assumes responsibility for its use. This code has not been peer-reviewed or otherwise evaluated beyond the development team, and is made available here without guarantee. EgoWeb developers are not responsible for errors and is not committed to maintenance, updates or support.
    EgoWeb security features include:
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  6. page Glossary of Terms edited This page has moved to a new location because Wikispaces is shutting down in a few months. To acce…
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    Adjacency Expression
    The logical definition of a tie between two network members based on a specific response to an Alter Pair question. This expression takes the raw response to an evaluation of a connection between two alters and defines a dichotomous relationship tie value as “true” or “false”. For example, if an alter pair question asks how often two people interact with each other and the response options are, “never, rarely, sometimes, often” and adjacency expression can be written to define a relationship between these two alters as “true” if the two alters interacted “rarely”, “sometimes”, or “often”. Another expression can be written to define a relationship as those who interact with each other more than “rarely” (i.e. “sometimes” or “often”).
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  7. page Advanced Features edited This page has moved to a new location because Wikispaces is shutting down in a few months. To ac…

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    Create Longitudinal Studies
    EgoWeb allows you to create and administer longitudinal studies—referred to as multi-session studies in EgoWeb. This section describes how to create a multi-session study in EgoWeb.
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    When interviewing, if the EgoID variable entered has been used in another study session, the data will be linked in the new interview.
    Web-based Studies with Invited Participants
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    to participants.
    There are currently two ways of starting an interview. First, interviews can be started by logging in to EgoWeb and using the “Interviewing” link to start a new interview. This requires a user account to be added to “User Admin”. Users can be categorized as Interviewers and assigned to specific studies. This limits these accounts to only conducting interviews on studies assigned to them. However, this does not work for studies in which you want participants to fill out their own responses and not be added to the EgoWeb server as a user.
    The second way to initiate an EgoWeb interview is through creating a study with Pre-Defined Participants. This allows you to invite users to fill out their own responses without having them be assigned EgoWeb users.
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  8. page Mobile edited This page has moved to a new location because Wikispaces is shutting down in a few months. To acce…
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    EgoWeb Mobile is a free download available for installation on tablets.
    Installation
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  9. page User Administration edited This page has moved to a new location because Wikispaces is shutting down in a few months. To acce…
    This page has moved to a new location because Wikispaces is shutting down in a few months. To access the new EgoWeb 2.0 wiki, enter "egoweb.info" into a browser window and it will redirect you to the new site.
    The User Admin page allows an administrator to allow access to EgoWeb to other users with different levels of access rights. User options include "super admin" who have complete access, "admin" users who have access to studies they create or are assigned to them by "super admin" users, and "interviewer" who have access to only the interviewing sections of studies assigned to them and cannot create or edit studies.
    {main page user admin arrow.png} User Admin Link
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  10. page Data Processing edited This page has moved to a new location because Wikispaces is shutting down in a few months. To acce…
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    From the Data Processing section, you can export interview data, delete interviews from a study, and visualize, save, and export visualizations of interview data.
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