My name is Jeff
Tang, a Phd candidate at National Cheng-Chi University in Taipei. My current
research interest is to "hunt" for key users of online communities, thereby
elicitationg users' requirements which may improve the Web application
encountered is that: one of my research sample (a discussion groups including
ASP, ASP.NET, SQL....) has a member over 60,000.
Should I just sample one or two discussion groups?
Or, should I investigate all the discussion groups in order to "spot" the
most influential users in different discussion groups?
what "important" articles should I study in order
to continue my work?
Thank you very much
for your invaluable help.