We recently published a report about who influence the debate on Incontinence in the UK.
The top 25 influencers are listed in the table below. (Please see the full report for the complete list)
Table 1 (above) lists the top 25 influencers on the topic "incontinence" in the United Kingdom at the time of the analysis (Jan 2006)
Table 1 also lists the Issue Influence Index™ for each organisation.
The Issue Influence Index™ is a linear influence index that measures both direct and indirect influence using "citation analysis". (See the section on influence and methodology for further information).
The fact that the index is linear means that an organisation with an index value of 10 has twice the influence as an organisation with an index value of 5.
Figure 1 (above) shows how the top 25 influencers from Table 1 influence each other. The size of the dot representing the organisation shows their relative influence (according to Table 1)
The arrow shows the direction of the citation. The influence consequently flows the other way.
Notice how the BBC draws information from both most influencers.
Notice also how the health care sector and academic institutions seem to cluster on the left side of the network where as NGOs cluster on the right side.
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A resume of the report can be downloaded here