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The following may be of interest.
Klovdahl, A.; Dhofier, Z.; Oddy, G.; OHara, J.; Stoutjesdijk, S.; and
Whish, A. 1977. Social networks in an urban area: First Canberra
study. Journal of Soc. 13(2):169172. (involves sampling a social
network using random walk sampling)
Munmun De Choudhury, Yu-Ru Lin, Hari Sundaram, K. Selçuk Candan,
Lexing Xie, Aisling Kelliher: How Does the Data Sampling Strategy
Impact the Discovery of Information Diffusion in Social Media? ICWSM
Thompson, S. (2006): "Adaptive Web Sampling," Biometrics, 62, 1224-1234.
S. K. Thompson and G. A. F. Seber. 1996. Adaptive Sampling. New York:
J. Wiley & Sons.
Ken Vance-Borland wrote:
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> Are there published studies that investigate the portion of a study
> population that needs to be sampled in order to begin revealing the
> major characteristics of network structure?
> We have in mind a population of several hundred nature conservation
> actors in a particular geographic region, but lack the funding to be
> able to survey all of them about their relationships.
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