***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Hi I am currently involved in social network research, specifically looking at negative ties among network members.In this regard, i had a few queries: 1. Do respondents actually provide reliable data about negative ties? How can i minimize any social desirability issues? 2. I am running into some trouble getting field sites for my research as organizations are a little concerned about the fact that we would be asking employees about their negative ties, though they understand the value of the research. In this regard, i was wondering if someone could advise me about the kind of reciprocal benefit i could provide the organizations in return for using their field site. I may not be able to provide them with detailed information about the data collected without violating the privacy / confidentiality of responses. So, it would be great if someone who has done similar research could give me some suggestions. Thanks Vijaya Venkataramani Purdue University _____________________________________________________________________ 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.