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In our simulation of the effects of missing data we summarize the
response rates of 8 studies and 63 networks.
Costenbader, E., & Valente TW (2003). The stability of centrality
measures when networks are sampled. Social Networks, , 25, 283-307.
Edmund Chattoe wrote:
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> Dear All,
> Would it be appropriate to conduct a "straw poll" about response
> rates in network studies? The alternative is to read papers pretty
> indiscriminately and they don't always report this number anyway. The
> questions I am interested in are:
> a) What are "typical" values for your _published_ studies?
> b) Below what response rate would warning bells ring and/or you
> abandon a study if nothing could be done to increase response? Have
> you abandoned studies/not published because of this?
> I can summarise the stats to the list - or to individuals if there
> isn't general interest.
> The reason for doing this is that I have built a simulation to
> explore different approaches to network sampling and I'd like to
> "mark" on the output graphs, "typical" values for real studies as a
> benchmark. The paper is about crime networks and I will be happy to
> distribute drafts when it is finished. Of course, if anyone knows of
> any meta analyses of network studies that report large numbers of
> response rates then that would be very useful too, but my searches of
> BIDS and JSTOR haven't thrown any up ...
> Edmund Chattoe: Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Littlegate
> House, St Ebbes, Oxford, OX1 1PT, 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/
> "So act as
> to treat humanity, whether in your own person or in another, always as an
> end, and never as only a means." (Immanuel Kant, Fundamental Principles)
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