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Hi David
As one of the authors, I'm very interested to read your comments on the paper and think you have a good point. This is very much work in progress and we would be most interested in any comments on how to improve it. I agree with you that it might look a long way from practice but the framework aims to concentrate attention on the importance of social relationships within networks and to contribute to a more evidence-based approach to networks. Applying it in practice would be the next stage, I think, although we don't have any concrete plans at the moment.
It has, however, already had one more practical spin off because it has formed the basis for a short 'smart tool' for evaluation of networks which doesn't mention social capital at all. It is called a 'smart tool' because it is part of a collaborative initiative to produce 'smart tools' for evaluation of information, not becuase I think it's so 'smart' myself. If you're interested, you can see more about the smart tools (there are now about 25) on the LEAP IMPACT workspace at http://www.bellanet.org/leap/impact
If you would be willing to act as a reviewer for this particular smart tool, your opinion would be appreciated.

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