***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear colleagues, does anyone have experience with the Add Health wave III friendship data? We are thinking of using them in a study of peer effects on fertility, but that would only make sense if there actually is meaningful information in the data set. Here's what the manual from the Add Health website says: "At Wave III, Add Health respondents who were in the 7th or 8th grade at Wave I were asked to identify, from a list of 10 computer- generated names, which ones were current friends or which ones were their friends when they were in school together." Specifically, we'd like to know what the average number of current friends is (out of the 10 "computer-generated" candidates), and how that "computer-generation" was done - was that random sampling from the former classmates, the former friends, or what? Any info on these data is appreciated at this stage! Greetings, Christian Steglich _ __ ___ ____ ___ __ _ __ ___ ____ ___ __ _ Christian Steglich, researcher Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences University of Groningen Grote Rozenstraat 31 9712 TG Groningen The Netherlands fon +31-(0)50-363 6189 fax +31-(0)50-363 6226 http://www.gmw.rug.nl/~steglich/ _ __ ___ ____ ___ __ _ __ ___ ____ ___ __ _ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.