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Dear Prof. Valente,

my favourite online survey platform is EFS Unipark (no personal interest in the company), whose licence is definitely reasonably priced for universities (commissioned research to be checked): http://www.unipark.com/en/

I have not used it for SNA data collection (yet), but I know that a few German colleagues used it to this purpose.

If I have well understood, what you are looking for is something like this: http://ww3.unipark.de/uc/snatest/
This test question currently handle 2,000 female names as a test, with a quite simple add-on (thanks to Murat Tarakci, now at Erasmus University, Rotterdam).
The name list was imported from excel in a couple of minutes.
In order to use numbers instead of names in the analysis: you can prepare a dictionary file for automatic recode of strings (i.e. names) - a few more minutes in excel. To the best of my knowledge both Stata and Spss may handle this quite easily.

I guess some technical ssues may arise if you plan to dynamically use the selected names in the data collection process (further relational data, alters' attributes,.. ) but I think this has already been addressed in the unipark community.
If interested to this type of solution, please contact me privately and I'd be glad to point you to relevant resources and expertise.

Hope this helps.
Best regards

Teresio Poggio, PhD
Somewhere between unibz.it and unitn.it




On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 12:18 AM, Thomas William Valente <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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I may be embarking on a network study of 1,500 employees and so would need a data collection platform that will allow me to import these 1,500 names from excel and have them auto-coded such that when participants write the first few letters of each person’s name it auto fills with the full name.  It would also be nice if the data can be converted to numeric form for output for analysis.

Does anyone know of such a system?

-Tom

 

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Professor, Institute for Prevention Research

Department of Preventive Medicine

Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California

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Social Networks and Health (2010) Oxford University Press.

Evaluating Health Promotion Programs, (2002) Oxford University Press.

Network Models of the Diffusion of Innovations, (1995) Hampton Press.

 

 

 

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