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As a student about to be cut loose in the world of research, I think a
discussion about when and where it is appropriate to do SNA is relevant to
this board.  Issues like this are part of doing research that are not going
to be discussed in any class, and I for one welcome the opportunity to
learn.

My $0.02.

Beth R. Hoffman
Graduate Assistant
Institute for Prevention Research
University of Southern California

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Hyatt" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: Social Network Research Partners


> C'mon, if you want to debate about politics, go to Usenet or one of
> the thousands of message boards or blogs out there.  I subscribe to
> the socnet list because I'm interested in social networks.  If this
> listserv can't stay on topic, there's no reason to subscribe.  It's
> not squashing voices any more than not allowing spam on a listserv
> is.
>
> Valdis <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>
> > Right On [as we used to say], Karl!
> >
> > Previous attempts at 'silence' on SOCNET:
> >
> > > "Please, take these and similar email notes elsewhere. This has
nothing to do with SOCNET."
> >
> > > "....IMPLORE people not to engage in this discourse!"
> >
> >
> > Isn't the squashing of voices/opinions  a common trait of our current
enemy...
> > and for that matter, most/all of our recent ones?
> >
> > Should we be mimicking that behavior?
> >
> > Funny that a social network group, would inhibit the natural functioning
of the network.
> >
> > IMHO, let the opinions and discourse roll!
> >
> > Valdis
> >
> >
> >
> > "Karl E. Bauman" wrote:
> > >
> > > Silence on such a critical ethical  issue?  For shame.  I applaud
Friedman's
> > > boldness, and welcome ugliness if that is what it takes to assure
discourse on
> > > such an important consideration.
> > >
> > > Richard Southwick wrote:
> > >
> > > > All,
> > > >
> > > > Allow me to quickly jump into this thread and IMPLORE people not to
engage
> > > > in this discourse!
> > > >
> > > > While respecting the importance of the issue, I know from experience
on
> > > > another list (ISWORLD) that this can get very ugly in a heartbeat!
Silence
> > > > will be golden.
> > > >
> > > > -- Richard Southwick
> > > >    Syracuse University - School of Information Studies
> > > >    email:   [log in to unmask]
> > > >    webite:  http://web.syr.edu/~rmsouthw
> > > >
> > > > On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, Sam Friedman wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I for one have ethical qualms about working for an organization
whose
> > > > > stated aim is to kill people--and that performs this task rather
often,
> > > > > and for purposes that further the economic degradation of human
life all
> > > > > over the world and also contribute to the ecological crisis.
> > > > > As one of the people whose offices were destroyed on September 11,
I
> > > > > also object to the fact that they often claim to do this in the
names of
> > > > > my murdered building-mates--even though the policies and interests
they
> > > > > defend are the same as those they did before that date.
> > > > > How do others feel?
> > > > >
> > > > > Sam Friedman
> > > > > National Development and Research Institutes
> > > > > 71 West 23d Street
> > > > > New York, NY 10010
> > > > > USA
> > > > > 1 212 845 4467
> > > > > Fax 1 917 438 0894
> > > > > [log in to unmask]
> > > > > >>> "Paul A. Branson" <[log in to unmask]> 08/15/02 01:04 AM >>>
> > > > > To the social network community,
> > > > >
> > > > > We have recently won a contract with the Army to conduct
scientific
> > > > > research and knowledge econometric analysis at several commands.
One of
> > > > > the analysis tools we use is Social Network analysis. It started
as a
> > > > > small project, but due to popularity of our approach has since
expanded
> > > > > to a project that could span a large section of the Army.
> > > > >
> > > > > IMII is interested in collaborating with researchers interested in
> > > > > social network analysis.
> > > > >
> > > > > We have also developed a software instrument in C# to conduct a
variety
> > > > > of social network analysis and econometrics. We are interested in
> > > > > learning about current metrics that could be incorporated with
within
> > > > > this tool.
> > > > >
> > > > > If you are interested in collaborating with us on a US Army
project,
> > > > > please contact me at: [log in to unmask] .
> > > > >
> > > > > The hub of the project is located near Tucson, Arizona.
> > > > >
> > > > > Edward Swanstrom
> > > > > Director
> > > > > Innovation Management Institute International (IMII)
> > > > >  [log in to unmask]
> > > > >  http://www.eknowledgecenter.com
> > > > > +1 520-731-3130
> > > > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Karl E. Bauman
> > > 513 Dogwood Dr.
> > > Chapel Hill, NC  27516
> > >
> > > Email:  [log in to unmask]
> > > Telephone:  919/929-6572
> > > Fax:  919/966-2921