Read your interesting review of Sorting Things out ...
you might be interested too in my book:
Coxon, APM (1999) Sorting Data: Collection & Analysis (SAge QASS 127) which also refers to the SORTPAC 
programs to analyse the data! As an ex MIT'er I'm interested also in your research in this area


Professor A P M Coxon
Dept of Sociology & Dept of Health and Human Sciences University of Essex Wivenhoe Park Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ
Tel: +1206 872622 [825564h]