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Here are two qualitative studies that incorporate network concepts, Stack
a little more than Liebow.

Liebow, Elliot. 1967. Tally’s Corner. Canada: Little, Brown & Company
Limited.

Stack, Carol. 1974. All Our Kin. New York: Basic Books.

Robin Shirer Högnäs
California State University - Bakersfield
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On Mon, April 10, 2006 5:27 pm, José Luis Molina wrote:
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> Dear Ines,
>
> Currently Chris McCarty and others are developing a way to get rich
> qualitative information from informant's personal networks. The idea is
> simple: after filling a survey designed with Egonet
> (<http://www.mdlogix.com/egonet.htm#purchasing>) the informant gets a
> picture of her personal network. Then, the interviewer uses the picture to
> ask some questions (what are those groupings? Why this person is so
> central?
> Why there are so few Spaniards in your network? for instance), and changes
> some visual variables in the program in order to find new connections and
> histories.
>
> The interview is recorded in a wav file (so you can translate it and
> codify
> it with Atlas.ti or other program) and it helps very much to understand
> the
> scores of both structure and composition of personal networks.
>
> The methodology is explained in
>
> McCarty, Chris, et. al. "Personal network visualization as an aid for
> qualitative interviews", Field Methods, accepted.
>
> Also, there is an Egonet workshop scheduled in the next Sunbelt.
>
> Hope it helps,
>
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> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: Social Networks Discussion Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] En
> nombre
> de Ines Anja Mergel Enviado el: lunes, 10 de abril de 2006 23:02
> Para: [log in to unmask]
> Asunto: Re: [SOCNET] any qualitative study of social network?
>
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> Dear Yang and all,
>
> I have attached a couple of citations and also uploaded an Endnote 9 file
> to
> our website for those of you who would like to use it:
> http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/netgov/html/sna_literature.htm (scroll down to
> Social Network Analysis - Bibliographies on the Web).
>
> In general, I think it is an interesting idea to understand how to extract
> network data from interview data, when it comes to sampling, tracking and
> sequencing interactions. Does anybody else on the list have more insights
> in
> this process and how we can make sure, that interview data is collected as
> rigorously as quantitative network data?
> Best,
> Ines
>
> =================
>
>
>
> Barley, S. R. (1990). "The Alignment of Technology and Structure Through
> Roles and Networks." Administrative Science Quarterly 35(1): 61-103.
>
> Baxter, J./J. Eyles (1997). "Evaluating qualitative research in social
> geography:
> establishing 'rigour' in interview analysis." Transactions of the
> Institute
> of British Geographers 22(4): 505-525.
>
> Gersick, C. J. G./J. M. Bartunek, et al. (2000). "Learning from Academia:
> The Importance of Relationships in Professional Life." Academy of
> Management
> Journal 43(6): 1026-1044.
>
> Huberman, M. (1990). "Teaching, Learning, and Human Development:
> Linkage between
> Researchers and Practitioners: A Qualitative Study." American Educational
> Research Journal 27(2): 363-391.
>
> Kraut, R. E./R. E. Rice, et al. (1998). "Varieties of Social
> Influence: The Role
> of Utility and Norms in the Success of a New Communication Medium."
> Organization
> Science 9(4): 437-453.
>
> Martýnez, A./Y. Dimitriadis, et al. (in Press). "Combining Qualitative
> Evaluation and Social Network Analysis for the Study of Classroom Social
> Interactions."
> Computers & Education.
>
> McPherson, J. M./P. A. Popielarz, et al. (1992). "Social Networks and
> Organizational Dynamics." American Sociological Review 57(2): 153-170.
>
> Orlikowski, W. J./J. J. Baroudi (1991). "Studying Information Technology
> in
> Organizations:
> Research Approaches and Assumptions." Information Systems Research
> 1991(2):
> 1-28.
>
> Palonen, T./K. Hakkarainen (2000). Patterns of Interaction in
> Computer-Supported
> Learning: A Social Network Analysis. Fourth International Conference of
> the
> Learning Sciences. B. F. S. O'Connor-Divelbiss. Mahwah, NJ, Erlbaum.
> Fourth
> International Conference of the Learning Sciences.
>
> Uzzi, B. (1996). "The Sources and Consequences of Embeddedness for the
> Economic Performance of Organizations: The Network Effect." American
> Sociological Review 61(4): 674-698.
>
> Uzzi, B. (1997). "Social Structure and Competition in Interfirm Networks:
> The Paradox of Embeddedness." Administrative Science Quarterly 42(1):
> 35-67.
> Young, F. W. (1981). "Quantitative analysis of qualitative data."
> Psychometrika
> 46(4): 357-388.
>
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> On 4/10/06, Diane Mercier OLD <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
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>> Hi Yang,
>>
>> I am completing my doctoral dissertation using both SNA and Mind
>> Mapping (an qualitative method), both heuristic. I hope published my
>> thesis around june this year.
>>
>> I use a situational approach. For this approach I think that SNA is
>> not enough to elicite tacit and informal but combined with MM it is
>> both very powerfull and facilitating response rate.
>>
>> Among others, my sample is small (under 30) but representing over 50%
>> of an homogen population. I used a MindMap ("moi et les autres") to
>> encourage respondant to identify persons and after that to respond to
>> a questionaire based on Cross et Parker (2004) (everage of 5 named
>> persons by respondant; response rate 95%). This MM and questionnaire
>> followed an individual one hour open interview (critical incident and
>> cognitive interview) (average 5 others named persons by respondant,
>> response rate 91%).
>>
>> Last year I give an communication about tacit and informal elicitation
>> with those two visualization techniques. I will replicate this
>> presentation the
>> 27
>> april at Montreal near the ACM CHI2006 (http://www.chi2006.org)
>>
>> For more information or text, please contact me privately or see my
>> website and my blog,.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> P.S. The subject of my dissertation is "how municipal managers
>> transfer tacit knowledge in coordination situations"
>> ---
>>
>> Diane Mercier, b., M.Sc.A.
>> Candidate au doctorat en sciences de l'information (Gestion des
>> connaissances), Université de Montréal.
>>
>> Pionnière du Web montréalais. «Quand dire, c'est faire» (Austin, 1970)
>> http://consultus.qc.ca/diane.com
>>
>> Vous pouvez me lire dans mes carnets (Blog) et commenter :
>> http://consultus.qc.ca/carnets/
>>
>> Rejoindre le réseau de contacts de Diane Mercier sur Viaduc
>> http://www.viaduc.com/invitationpersonnelle/0021qg23ikaifefm
>>
>>
>>
>> Yang Lu a écrit :
>> > *****  To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org  *****
>> >
>> > Dear all,
>> >   Does anyone know any research that has used a qualitative approach
>> > to elicite social networks of a population? If so, could you give me
>> the
>> > citations?   Or is it possible or appropriate at all to study social
>> > networks using qualitative methods and a small sample (e.g. 30-50)?
>> > Thanks a lot!
>> > Yang
>> >
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