Question: Mapping student behaviour
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7 weeks ago by
jennie.lobb0 wrote:


I realise this question maybe a bit basic and I apologise. I work in a high school that is going through some significant behaviour issues and I was thinking that if I could map the students involved and how many times they are involved in incidents and who are the bystanders . We could then get a representation visually and be able to effectively target some extra support .

Can make a map that shows - the students, the year group of the student and the behaviour type? Or is my thinking too basic for this program?

Any thoughts suggestions very welcome Regards Jennie

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 5 weeks ago by scooter330 • written 7 weeks ago by jennie.lobb0

Not really a bioinformatics question.
Given the cytoscape tag, I guess you're thinking of some sort of graph visualization. This definitely can work but only if the number of nodes (i.e. students in your case) is not too high otherwise, you'll get what is often called a hairball. You can use cytoscape styling to associate colours, shapes and size with attributes such as year, behaviour and counts.

ADD REPLYlink written 7 weeks ago by Jean-Karim Heriche22k
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5 weeks ago by
scooter330 wrote:

Hi Jennie, Certainly, you can use Cytoscape to make such a map, although I would start by using a whiteboard (or sheet of paper) to think through what you want your nodes to be and what you want your edges to mean. For example, you could imagine a network where your nodes represent students, and the edges represent year. So, in this case, all students within the same year are linked together. Then you could color the students based on your behaviour type. You will wind up with an image with several clusters (years) and the colors will give you a sense of the behaviour across the years...

-- scooter

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