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The alternative to contacting everyone on the list is one where the names of
the alters is kept confidential from the researcher.  With egocentric
network information, you do not need to retain the names of the people after
asking questions about them.  I've used surveys where I only collect the
first name of the alter or assign a letter to them.  After the survey is
completed, the identifier is retained, but the name is not.  When I've
explained this to the IRB, they have accepted the method as protecting the
rights of the alters.

If one intends to contact the alters in the network, then the issues are
slightly different, but I've not had experience there.

Rachel Garshick Kleit, PhD
Assistant Professor
Evans School of Public Affairs
University of Washington
Box 353033
209C Parrington Hall
Seattle, WA 98195-3055
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fax: 206 685 9044
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Borgatti" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Fwd: How to address the IRB's concern]


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> One thing that would help long-term is if INSNA had a document giving
> guidelines for ethically appropriate social network research. This would
> allow researchers to point their IRBs to the document, saying that their
> study is in compliance with standard norms.
>
> Steve.
>
> Steve Borgatti
> Professor & Chair
> Organization Studies Dept, Boston College
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [SOCNET] [Fwd: How to address the IRB's concern]
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> Nancy Leonard ([log in to unmask]) wrote to ask about addressing the IRB's
> concern about the use of name rosters within a social network survey. Is
> there
> an alternative to contacting everyone on the list to request their
> consent to include
> their name on that list?
>
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