Gathering Social Network Data provides an important complement to existing books that focus on social network analysis, and offers more detailed coverage than is available in existing chapter-length treatments. In a single centralized source, author jimi adams provides: (1) a broad overview of the unique set of general principles underlying network data collection, and (2) guidance on many particular details needed for the application of these principles to particular research questions. As well as chapters on data collection methods, the book includes a chapter on data quality, and another on ethical considerations.
Series Editor's Introduction
About the Author
1. Why Relationships?
2. Sampling & Measuring Network Ties
3. Modes of Network Data Collection
4. Ethical Considerations
5. Data Quality: Assessment, Implications, & Improvements
6. The Way Forward
Appendix I: Terms & Resources
Appendix II: Network Data Formats
Appendix III: Existing Data