Social Network Data Collection: Principles and Modalities

Jimi Adams*, Miranda Jessica Lubbers

*Corresponding author for this work

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Relational questions require relational data and methods. That may seem like a truism that is unnecessary to make explicit, but the social and behavioral sciences are replete with relational theories (Borgatti and Halgin, 2011) and questions that have repeatedly been examined with data that make essentializing assumptions (Emirbayer, 1997); that is, relying on non-relational data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Sage Handbook of Social Network Analysis
EditorsJohn McLevey, John Scott, Peter J. Carrington
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781529614671
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022


  • social networks
  • research design
  • data collection


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