***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Hi All, I am a graduate student wanting to apply the SNA methodology to map out communication patterns over time between decision maker and research groups through the use of Virtual Networks. I have a problem however. 1. The group I am dealing with is HIGHLY dysfunctional and it may be difficult to get them to answer my questionnaires and do a good SNA study. Another method I have considered was Institutional Ethnography, however, it is a very rigorous method and perhaps won't work with my group. My question is: 1) Does any one know of a methodology that can be used to map out communication patterns when dealing with highly dysfunctional groups without using the SNA methodology. Are there any methodologies that are not that as rigorous as SNA or Inst. Ethnog. but can be used to map out communication patterns. Please send me some methodology options with references if you know of any. I really appreciate your help. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.