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Partial network data collection also requires persons to identify their partners, so that each partner can be traced and enrolled in the study. ” Such questions are likely to be viewed as highly intrusive by the respondent. They raise significant issues of privacy and confidentiality for the organizations that collect and store the data (Laumann et al. 1994) (cf. also: Udry, J. R. and Bearman, P. , New Methods for New Perspectives on Adolescent Sexual Behavior. Unpublished manuscript, dated Oct. 3, 1996), and similarly important issues for validity and reliability, as intrusive questions may be met with nondisclosure.

At times these categories were important for gaining cooperation from informants or putting them at ease, and we varied from the prescribed community–institutional specialist pairing when necessary to match interviewers with informants. 3 Training Both the NHSLS and CHSLS were conducted by the NORC, and the interviewers for the two surveys were recruited from NORC's field staff and trained as they are for most other surveys conducted by this research center. As with any survey, the interviewers were trained on each section of the questionnaire before entering the field.

Chicago: National Opinion Research Center. , Gagnon, J. et al. (1994). The Social Organization of Sexuality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. NETWORK DATA COLLECTION AND ITS RELEVANCE 27 a concentration of people in groups of particular relevance. 6 The response rate ranged between 60 and 78 percent for the five samples, with a total of 2114 cases. The response rate was lower than we would have liked in some of the neighborhood samples, but it was not due to non-cooperation from respondents.

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