Does anyone know any recent or survey articles on the role of
informant accuracy in effective mapping of networks? In particular,
any attempt to compare "ethnographic" network elicitation and survey
based methods? Here's what I already know about:
Bernard, H. R. and Killworth, P. D. (1977) 'Informant Accuracy in
Social Network Data II', Human Communications Research, 4, pp. 3-18.
Bernard, H. R., Killworth, P. D., Kronenfeld, D. and Sailer, L.
(1985) 'The Problem of Informant Accuracy: The Validity of
Retrospective Data', Annual Review of Anthropology, 13, pp. 495-517.
Bondonio, D. (1998) 'Predictors of Accuracy in Perceiving Informal
Social Networks', Social Networks, 20(4), pp. 301-330.
Freeman, Linton C., Romney, A. Kimball and Freeman, S. C. (1987)
'Cognitive Structure and Informant Accuracy', American
Anthropologist, 89, pp. 310-325.
Killworth, P. D. and Bernard, H. R. (1976) 'Informant Accuracy in
Social Network Data', Human Organization, 35, pp. 269-286.
I will summarise back to the list ...
Edmund Chattoe: Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Littlegate
House, St Ebbes, Oxford, OX1 2AA, tel: 01865-286174, fax: 01865-286171,
http://www.sociology.ox.ac.uk Review Editor, J. Artificial Societies
and Social Simulation (JASSS) http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/JASSS/
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