***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear all, I have been examining a network (over time) of high school kids on their drug behaviors. One of the reviewers has serious doubts on the usefulness of sociograms included in my paper. S/he argues that the sociograms included did not add any information other than the central position of a few kids and the connectivity of the remaining kids to those central kids and that all the information should be revealed by other statistics (such as those from cross-tabs and univariate/bivariate analysis). I included several attributes of kids (their sex, grade, etc.) and the strengths of connections in the sociograms but having difficulty responding to his/her criticisms. My questions: 1) How can I respond to his/her criticisms? 2) Whar are some general purposes of sociograms and any references that I can take a look at and/or cite. Any suggestions or advice would be really appreciated. Thanks a million in advance, Pat --------------------------------- Blab-away for as little as 1¢/min. Make PC-to-Phone Calls using Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.