***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** On the larger (?) point, where are the texts focusing on current means of gathering SNA data? It would seem that the "realm of the possible" has shifted somewhat dramatically over the past few years, though certainly not for all forms of SNA data. It's clearly not just about surveys anymore. There are several excellent texts on SNA analytical methods, but I've found that data gathering techniques seem to be treated rather sporadically. As someone keenly interested in expanding SNA into a field (political science) where it is still rarely applied, I would be very interested in a textbook focusing on the techniques, challenges, and possibilities of generating a wide variety of network data. K Ken Cousins Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda Department of Government and Politics University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742 T: 301-405-6862 F: 301-314-9690 [log in to unmask] www.bsos.umd.edu/gvpt/kcousins http://augmentation.blogspot.com "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." Albert Einstein _____________________________________________________________________ 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.