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The Collection and Analysis of Social Network Data in Nang Rong, Thailand

Martina Morris

in Network Epidemiology

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199269013
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601330 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199269017.003.0009

Series: International Studies in Demography

 The Collection and Analysis of Social Network Data in Nang Rong, Thailand

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This chapter describes the network data collected by the CEP-CPC Study of Social Change in Nang Rong, Thailand in 1994-95. The purpose of the study was to monitor and understand the sweeping demographic and social changes occurring in this province. The data collection included a community profile, household survey, and migrant follow-up in 51 villages with over 7,300 households and 42,000 persons. The household survey collected kin and agricultural support network data within and between villages, with household geographic coordinates; all households within a village were surveyed, so the within-village networks are complete. The chapter reviews the study design, fieldwork experience and measurement of network characteristics, and concludes by presenting a sampling of findings from studies using the network data.

Keywords: agricultural support network; complete network; geographic network; social change; study design

Chapter.  11816 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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