Comparing Two Methods for Estimating Network Size

  title={Comparing Two Methods for Estimating Network Size},
  author={C. McCarty and P. Killworth and H. Bernard and E. Johnsen and G. Shelley},
  journal={Human Organization},
  • C. McCarty, P. Killworth, +2 authors G. Shelley
  • Published 2001
  • Geography
  • Human Organization
  • In this paper we compare two methods for estimating the size of personal networks using a nationally representative sample of the United States. Both methods rely on the ability of respondents to estimate the number of people they know in specific subpopulations of the U.S. (e.g., diabetics, Native Americans) and people in particular relation categories (e.g., immediate family, coworkers). The results demonstrate a remarkable similarity between the average network size generated by both methods… CONTINUE READING
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