To appear in Schensul, Jean & Margaret Weeks (Eds.) 1999. The Ethnographic Toolkit. Sage Publications


Chapter 1
Elicitation Techniques
for Cultural Domain Analysis

Stephen P. Borgatti
Boston College


  1. Introduction
  2. Freelists
  3. Pilesorts
  4. Triads
  5. Conclusion
  6. References


1. I am grateful to H. Russell Bernard, Pertti Pelto, A. Kimball Romney, and Gery Ryan for helping shape my views on cultural domain analysis, which is not to say they necessarily agree with anything I have written. I am also grateful to Mark Fleisher and to John Gatewood for giving me permission to use their data to illustrate concepts.