I'm not sure whether you are asking about analyses that use only confirmed
relations or whether you are asking about the level of confirmation in
network data. We found relatively high levels of concordance among
partners' reports of their joint behaviors.
Bell, D. C., Montoya, I. D., & Atkinson, J. S. (2000). Partner concordance
in reports of joint behaviors. JAIDS: Journal of AIDS, 25(2), 173-181.
Some related studies:
Coates RA, Calzavara LM, Soskolne CL, Read SE, Fanning MM, Shepherd FA,
Klein MH, and Johnson JK. Validity of sexual histories in a prospective
study of male sexual contacts of men with AIDS or an AIDS-related condition.
Am J Epidemiol 1988; 128(4), 719-28.
Clark A, and Wallin P. The accuracy of husbands' and wives' reports of the
frequency of marital coitus. Population Studies 1964; 18, 165-173.
Sobell LC, Agrawal S, and Sobell MB. Factors affecting agreement between
alcohol abusers' and their collaterals' reports. J Stud Alcohol 1997; 58(4),
Wolber G, Carne WF, and Alexander R. The validity of self-reported
abstinence and quality sobriety following chemical dependency treatment. Int
J Addict 1990; 25(5): 495-513.
Catania JA, Gibson DR, Chitwood DD, and Coates TJ. Methodological problems
in AIDS behavioral research: influences on measurement error and
participation bias in studies of sexual behavior. Psychol Bull 1990; 108(3),
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From: "Olaf Rank" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 1:13 AM
Subject: Confirmed Relations
> Dear All,
> Does anyone know of network analyses using confirmed relations when
> gathering data through interviews (if i says that he has a relation of
> typ to j than j needs to confirm this relation to i in his interview)?
> I am especially interested in the degree of confirmation.
> Many thanks,
> Dipl.-Kfm. Olaf N. Rank
> Department of International Management
> University of Mannheim
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