Wellman and Wortley 1989 and 1990 did what kinds of ties provide what
kinds of support -- not information, though -- but you might adapt the
questions. See the papers, reference in About Barry on my website for
detials of question asking.
Good luck.


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On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Catherine Johnson wrote:

> Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 12:29:29 -0500
> From: Catherine Johnson <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: information networks
> Dear SocNetters,
> I will be using social network analysis to determine the information
> networks of the urban poor in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  I want to
> relate the type of information sought to the relationship between the
> seeker and source of information; that is, what kinds of ties provide
> what kinds of information.  I will carry out this research using a
> network questionnaire.  Can anyone suggest references to
> questionnaires that have been used to elicit the structure of
> information networks, particularly in Third World environments?  Or
> any questionnaires that can be adapted for this purpose?
> Thanks for any help you can provide.
> *********************
> Catherine Johnson
> PhD Student
> Faculty of Information Studies
> University of Toronto
> Toronto, Ontario
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