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I think a good place to start would be the Marsden 1990 ARS article and
then Campbell and Lee (1991 Social Networks).
At 09:37 AM 4/26/2004 -0500, Fabio Rojas wrote:
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>Dear Social Network Crowd:
>I'm fielding a survey right now that has a name generator battery of
>I'm getting the feeling from interacting with respondents that many feel that
>many feel the name generator is "intrusive" - even though the survey is
>confidential and only asks about professional contacts (e.g., "who would you
>consult in a career decision?"). However, I do have one negopy question - "who
>do you have conflictual contacts with?"
>Is there a literature that investigates how well people respond to name
>generators? Do people respond badly to name generators in general? Or is
>one question about negative conflicts?
>I'm wondering if there is anything beyond the typical survey research focusing
>on length and presentation of survey.
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