***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** >You can go further back: a descendant of the Salem Witch Trial era in the US says his family >fortune got started when his ancestors accused others of witchcraft to get >their property. I think it is worth remebering Jacob Moreno's critereon for what is sociometric. From memory - something is soiometric to the extent that the members of the study are warmed up to the purpose. When the interests of a social study are diametrically opposed to the participants truth will be hard to find. Sorry to speak in vague generalizations but I think it is a relevant line of thought these days. One regarding the study of so called terrorist networks and secondly the use of sociometric techniques for gathering maket data. Josh On www.theyrule.net _____________________________________________________________________ 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.