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CITATION: Marsden, Peter V. 1990. "Network Data and Measurement." Annual Review of Sociology 16: 435-463.


AUTHOR_1: Peter V. Marsden
YEAR: 1990
TITLE: Network Data and Measurement
SOURCE: Journal
SOURCE_TITLE: Annual Review of Sociology


SUMMARY: A review and general overview of the state of social network analysis data collection and measurement as of 1990. Provides a solid introduction to basic issues concerning measurement and data collection in social network analysis, especially when paired with Marsden (2005). Covers issues of network study design, including level of analysis, boundary specification, and network sampling. Also covers general sources of social network data, with an emphasis on quality issues for egocentric network data. Examines core issues and contemporary findings concerning informant accuracy and network enumeration. Concludes with an overview of recent developments (circa 1990) in the measurement of key network properties, including size, density, centrality,  range, and tie strength.


REVIEWED BY: jrh


LABELS_FULL: 1990, reviewed, journal, jrh, centrality, tie strength, review, introduction, range, density, size, boundary specification, network sampling, data collection, measurement, informant accuracy

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