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Hi folks,

We're writing a paper on the key study design elements that improve 
estimation of ERG models from egocentrically sampled networks in 
population based probability surveys.  The three key elements are 
stratification and name generators (how many), and for inferences on 
triadic properties, the alter-alter matrix.

So, we're looking for references to egocentric studies, with the 
additional requirement that the study uses a probability sample (for the 
population of interest -- it does not need to be a sample designed to be 
representative of the entire population).

References from around the globe are welcome!  Please note 
whether the alter-alter matrix was included, and if there is a paper 
describing the study design.

Examples woud be similar to the GSS and UCNets, the University of 
California Berkeley Social Networks Study (in the US).

Many Thanks in Advance!
Martina, Pavel and Michal

  Professor of Sociology and Statistics
  Box 354322
  University of Washington
  Seattle, WA 98195-4322

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