***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Thank you to all who responded to my question on resources for longitudinal analysis of ego centered netowrk data. I have compiled a list of the responses for those who are interested. I found the information to be very helpful to me, so THANKS! Patty ______________________ Patty look at Dean behrens thesis - he looks at the ego-networks time1-2 of people who test pos/neg for hiv Hi Patricia, Would you be interested in a program I have developed for egocentric network data collection and analysis? It's a beta version with some problems, but it seems to be collecting the data correctly. You may find it useful. If you're interested I'll send you the files and a little description of how to set up a study (the description is nothing fancy). Let me know. Chris Patty, Here are 2 studies that use longitudinal egocentric data, one in a traditional framework the other a cross sectional time series using GEE. - Tom Valente, T. W., & Saba, W. (2001). Campaign recognition and interpersonal communication as factors in contraceptive use in Bolivia. Journal of Health Communication. 6(4), 1-20. Valente, T. W., & Vlahov, D. (2001). Selective risk taking among needle exchange participants in Baltimore: Implications for supplemental interventions. American Journal of Public Health, 91, 406-411. Dear Patty, You might also be interested in Marijtje A.J. van Duijn , Jooske T. van Busschbach, Tom A.B. Snijders. Multilevel analysis of personal networks as dependent variables. Social Networks 21, 1999, 187?209. I send this message only to you, not to the list, assuming that you will send a compilaion of the answers to the list. Best, Tom Dear Patty, we have ego-centric network data available from five observations among older people (aged 55-85 at T1) spanning 10 year (1992-2003). Data description is at http://ssg.scw.vu.nl/lasa/lasa_variables_network.html; publications are at http://ssg.scw.vu.nl/lasa/lasa_overview_pages.html. Among these: van Tilburg, T.G. (1998). Losing and gaining in old age: Changes in personal network size and social support in a four-year longitudinal study. Journal of Gerontology, 53B, S313-S323. Van Tilburg, T.G., & Broese van Groenou, M.I. (2002). Network and health changes among older Dutch adults. Journal of Social Issues, 58, 697-713. Best wishes, Theo van Tilburg Hi Patricia, I wrote my dissertation on a measurement procedure for social capital. In the empirical part I used the data of the Newcomb fraternity (17 actors over 15 weeks). In case you speak German, here's the reference: Tšube, Volker G. 2002. Zur Messung des Sozialkapitals von Akteuren mit Einfluss in empirischen Netzwerken; Bern / Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang Verlag. A summary of this work in english can be found in the forthcoming issue of CONNECTIONS (see also attachment). At the moment I am working on an application of the measurement procedure to a bigger panel data set (about 200 persons). I will present first results on the next SUNBELT conference. Hope you can do something with it! Best regards, Volker Dear Patty, I may have a couple of suggestions for you. I'm a Ph.D in the measurement of individual social capital in the Netherlands, so I'm not directly involved in doing longitudinal END studies myself. But there's two Dutch researchers that immediately come to mind in answer to your question. Jooske van Busschbach studied the changes in egocentric networks after certain life events (pensioning, and divorce) in her 1996 dissertation Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Stability and Change in Personal Relationships; Uit het oog uit het hart? Stabiliteit en verandering in persoonlijke relaties. It's in Dutch though and I'm not sure whether she published this somewhere else, so if you can't find it anywhere I could send you a photo copy of the English summary if you like. One study I know of her is (1999) Multilevel Analysis of Personal Networks as Dependent Variables; Van-Duijn,-Marijtje-A.-J.; Van-Busschbach,- Jooske-T.; Snijders,-Tom-A.-B. in Social-Networks. Beate Volker studied the effects of a changing political system on egocentric networks in her dissertation 'Should auld acquaintance be forgot' (1995), which is in English. An article of her that might help you is Getting Ahead in the GDR: Social Capital and Status Attainment under Communism, Volker,-Beate; Flap,-Henk. Acta-Sociologica 1999. I hope this helps you! cheers, I am a graduate student at the University of North Carolina and am > interested in longitudinal analysis of egocentric data. My dissertation > is > looking at the social support networks of homeless families as they change > over time. I would appreciate any guidance regarding studies (of any > type) > that focus on egocentric networks using longitudinal data. > > Thanks very much, > Patty Cook > _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.