***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** <<<-------- James Murphy-------->>> > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > Ian: > > The earliest empirical name generator work I'm aware of is Coleman and > Katz's diffusion study: > > Coleman, James, Elihu Katz, and Herbert Menzel. "The diffusion of an > innovation among physicians." *Sociometry* 20, no. 4 (1957): 253-270. > > Coleman talked more generally about it later: > Coleman, James S. "Relational analysis: the study of social organizations > with survey methods." *Human Organization* 17, no. 4 (1958): 28-36. > > Jim For an older paper see: Social relations and innovation in the medical profession: the epidemiology of a new drug. H Menzel, E Katz - Public Opinion Quarterly, 1955 Vlado -- Vladimir Batagelj, University of Ljubljana, FMF, Department of Mathematics Jadranska 19, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia http://vlado.fmf.uni-lj.si _____________________________________________________________________ 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.