***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** We would like to measure the strength of dyadic ties (concerning how well people communicate face2face) in a number of small groups. However, we have some concern on how the effect will be for the actors filling in the questionnaire. Even though the set up will be so that people can (and are asked to) fill in the questionnaire alone (web-based survey), and the results will be anonymized before publication, we are afraid that the very act of filling in the questionnaire will be a bad experience for the actors, possibly biasing the result of the survey (some people simply don't like admitting to themselves that there are some people they don't rate so high), and having a negative effect on the subsequent team work, (if people talk about how they have filled out the questionnaires: who did you rate high, who did you rate low, etc.) Do you have any ideas on how to cope with a problem like this? Formulation of the question; the use of ranking (in order to "force" people to discriminate between the relationships); other, not selfreported, measurements for the strength of communication ties. Regards from Denmark, Peter Malling. __________________________ Peter Malling MA Psychology and Computer Science Research Fellow Department of Organization and Management Knowledge Management University of Southern Denmark Email: [log in to unmask] Tel (direct): +45 65503187 Campusvej 55 DK-5230 Odense M Denmark www.sdu.dk _____________________________________________________________________ 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.