***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Valdis wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** > > Is there any serious research on the distortion of information as it > travels along a network path -- similar to the popular children's game > of "Telephone"? A Google search brings up nothing. > The canonical cite for this work is Allport and Postman's old stuff...there has been relatively little systematic empirical work since on that particular problem, although there is a great deal of work on related issues in network diffusion (both empirical and theoretical). Gabriel Lawson and I have recently revisited the original A&P data, and are working on this problem vis a vis the flow of crisis information through interpersonal networks. We presented some of this at the recent NAACSOS conference in Pittsburgh; a very brief summary is available in the online proceedings (search for NAACSOS). -Carter _____________________________________________________________________ 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.