***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** What I learned in a nutshell. Personal computers were a new thing then and most people needed some help from their friends to make use of them. Formal sources were not nearly as helpful. OK, once stated, “obvious”, but so are most good findings.
Charles

On Oct 12, 2017, at 9:20 AM, Wolfe, Alvin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Congratulations to Stefan upon receiving the MacArthur Felloship, and to you, Charles.  What did you learn from that first-ever electronic survey?

 

Alvin W. Wolfe
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From: Social Networks Discussion Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Charles Kadushin
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:18 PM
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Subject: [SOCNET] Computerized studies of social networks

 

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Over 30 years ago I studied new PC users and the help they got from their friends. We mailed them a questionnaire on a disk which they then sent back to me.  The 15 year old high school kid who programmed the questionnaire, then a first because there were no self-administered computerized questionnaires and no internet, Stefan Savage, was just announced as a MacArthur Foundation Fellow (the so called genius award).

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Charles Kadushin
Distinguished Scholar,
Cohen Center for Jewish Studies, Brandeis University
Visiting Research Professor, Sociology
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