We have been recently asked to design ONA survey for about 2000 respondents. We
are supposed to analyze both collaboration and problem solving networks. It
seems to be a quite challenging task because in this case a simple
questionnaire with a list of all workers would be too large and too exhaustive.
We think about two options. For collaboration we consider dividing people into
several groups (e.g. divisions, departments etc.) and ask firstly whether they
have cooperated with anybody from particular department if so they would be
asked to indicate workers. However I am not sure if it is not too large anyway.
In case of questions on problem solving we think about giving open questions
without listing names.
I would be grateful for any suggestions and tips regarding questionnaires
designed for large population. Any references to relevant materials would be
appreciated as well.
Many thanks for your help,