***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi all! Got a question. While most network surveys I've seen tend to be in the "here's a list of all objects within a boundary condition, please indicate your relationship with any or all of them", I've also seen the "list the top XX number of people who meet this boundary criteria and then, please indicate your relationship with any or all of them". I see a number of pros and cons to each of the forms. The former is more complete and less likely to have missing or underreported results. The latter has a reduced responder burden and may be useful when the number of possible objects in the network is very large. The latter is actually a series of ego networks that are overlapped and fused into a network map. The former may result in overreporting of results which one might use reciprocal ties for, but in doing so losing data on directionality. So, where does the SNA community stand on this issue? Are there studies that look at the issue? Tim _____________________________________________________________________ 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.