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[I am a final-year Ph.D. student in Management (Organizational Behavior) at the London School of Economics (LSE). My research investigates status and influence in electronic networks of practice, and SAP Community-Network is my site organization. You can learn more about me and the project at www.sarahotner.com. If you would like to help with my dissertation project, please e-mail me!]

Last summer, I conducted The DELPHI Method – an asynchronous, distributed focus group – with a set of SCN experts. At the conclusion, I wrote a blog asking SCN members to help me confirm the validity of that procedure (as it is rarely used in my discipline!). To do this, I am using AllOurIdeas, a project in mathematical sociology from Princeton University and Google Summer of Code.

The SCN question asks “Which is a more relevant indicator of status in the SCN?“. Status indicators are presented in randomized pairs; the output is a relative ranking of all the status signals according to the Community‘s expressed preferences. To date, I have received 450 responses.

To add your click to my Ph.D., vote here: http://www.allourideas.org/sapdelphi

There are 24 alternatives and more than 250 possible pairs, and you may vote as many times as you like. Even one vote is helpful. The poll requires no registration and collects no personal information: it is truly one-click research!

The survey will close at the end of May, when I will combine its output with the outcome of the DELPHI Method. I look forward to sharing with you the results of both! Thanks for your continued support.

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  1. Sarah Otner Post author

    I will preempt the smart-alecks and admit that it needs 2 clicks: one to navigate to the poll, and one to vote once. 😳

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  2. Sarah Otner Post author

    Thank you, Pavan (& everyone else)! We’re currently up to 834 votes, which is an 85% increase in 9 days.

    Let’s keep up the pace! My optimistic goal would be 3500 votes, and even breaking 1000 is a good indicator. I hope you find it a fun way to shape research and the SCN.

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  3. Sarah Otner Post author

    The deadline is extended (in order to accommodate SAPPHIRE and other time vortices 😉 ), but please contribute soon! Enjoy.

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