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I posted a question to the list:
In a presentation this morning, a basic scientist asked whether, in a management context, network analysts who use questionnaires to collect data about a closed network with the members shown in a list ever add false names as a control, to see if anyone would choose them. I had never heard of this, think it sounds ethically suspect, but was, on the other hand, fascinated by the concept and what it might introduce. Does anyone know if there are any examples of this?
I received the following responses (thank you!!):
From Bonnie H. Erickson
Sociology, University of Toronto
I did this a long time ago, in a voluntary association context.
See Erickson et al., 1981, "Network sampling in practice: some second steps," Social Networks 3: 127- 136, especially p. 131.
From James Moody,
I've doing it on a survey in a sorority. It's a good way to spot folks who over- name.
[I found this pertaining to Paxton and Moody's work in the Southern sorority:
Structure and Sentiment: Explaining Emotional Attachment to Groups, Social Psychology Quarterly, vol. 66, No.1 March, 2003, pp34-47.]
Arizona Cancer Center
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