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First, this is NOT a request for references.
I've been approached by BBC Radio Wales (UK) to help with a replication
of Milgram's original experiment. I have a good selection of papers
including Travers and Milgram (Sociometry 32) and the recent Watts et al
(Science 2002) - though obviously open to further suggestions.
Please, if anyone has actually performed the original experiment then I
would appreciate hints - the do's n' don'ts.
As ever, it seems to me that the devil is in the detail. Two particular
1. The target person(s) - 'identity factors'
(occupation/sex/interests/...): how many to use? And what about the
of that person?
2. Tracking - Milgram sent out a 'document', has anyone used the now
common-place tracking systems employed by commercial couriers? [Does
this impact too much on the very nature of the experiment?].
Any substantive experiences gratefully accepted.
Last point. The six-degrees are the focal point of 3 half-hour radio
programmes - with further general inputs on networks.
Now, it's one thing conveying network concepts visually but what about
through sound only. Anyone done this?
Thanks in advance.
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