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Association's Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline. We have benefitted from the advice and support of the following people and organizations to who we extend our greatest appreciation: For researchers interested in the study of personal networks, measures of network composition are often obtained through the use of name generators and name(More)
Name generators used to measure egocentric networks are complex survey questions that make substantial demands on respondents and interviewers alike. They are therefore vulnerable to interviewer effects, which arise when interviewers administer questions differently in ways that affect responses-in this case, the number of names elicited. Van Tilburg(More)
Analyzing three waves of data from the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey, this article explores the process of language assimilation among second-generation Latinos. Although previous studies have focused on the shift from mother tongue to English across immigrant generations, few have examined change in language proficiency over time within the(More)
Preface Preface The evaluation of DFID's country programme in Afghanistan is one of a series commissioned by DFID's Evaluation Department. The studies are intended to improve performance, contribute to lesson learning and inform the development of future strategy at country level. Collectively the CPEs are important in terms of DFID's corporate(More)
In analyzing the spatial diffusion of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, this article introduces the notion of a mesolevel network. A mesolevel network is a social network that differs in three important respects from interpersonal microlevel networks directly linking prior and potential adopters of a practice to one another: (1) it is generated by a(More)
We would like to thank the team of researchers who conducted the National Organizations Study and allowed us to use their data. We are especially indebted to We also want to thank four anonymous JPART reviewers who gave us very useful suggestions for revising the manuscript, including one reviewer who went well above the call of duty to offer unusually(More)
On 3 October 2007, 40 participants with diverse expertise attended the workshop Tamiflu and the Environment: Implications of Use under Pandemic Conditions to assess the potential human health impact and environmental hazards associated with use of Tamiflu during an influenza pandemic. Based on the identification and risk-ranking of knowledge gaps, the(More)
in the formulation of these ideas and to Clare Flaherty and Alyssa Razook for their assistance in preparing this manuscript. Both authors contributed equally to this work. All errors are ours. 1 Abstract Prior social movement and organizational research has shown the difficulty of maintaining participatory processes or social movement agendas. But, little(More)