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Network Epidemiology: A Handbook for Survey Design and Data Collection

Martina Morris

Abstract

For epidemiologists and public health professionals, the global epidemic of HIV/AIDS has provoked a fundamental re-examination of infectious disease prevention and the research needed to support it. This book documents and explains a breakthrough in behavioural research design that has emerged to confront this new challenge: the network survey. It represents a paradigm shift in epidemiology, broadening the focus from the traditional “knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP)” of individuals to mapping the relational networks that spread infection, and constrain behavioural change. Eight pionee ... More

Keywords: AIDS, behaviour, Epidemiology, fieldwork, infectious disease, network survey, questionnaire, research design, sampling, terminology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199269013
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004 DOI:10.1093/0199269017.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martina Morris, editor
Department of Sociology and Statistics University of Washington
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Editor's Introduction

M ARTINA M ORRIS

PART I LOCAL NETWORK DESIGNS

1 Network Data Collection and its Relevance for the Analysis of STDs: The NHSLS and CHSLS

E DWARD O. L AUMANN, J ENNA M AHAY, A NTHONY P AIK, AND Y OOSIK Y OUM

2 The Thailand and Ugandan Sexual Network Studies

M ARTINA M ORRIS, M ARIA J. W AWER, C HAI P ODHISITA, AND N ELSON S EWANKAMBO

3 Sexual Networks and HIV in Four African Populations: The Use of Standardized Behavioral Survey with Biological Markers

M ICHAEL C ARAËL, J UDITH R. G LYNN, E MMANUEL L AGARDE, AND L INDA M ORISON

PART II PARTIAL NETWORK DESIGNS

4 Network Dynamism: History and Lessons of the Colorado Springs Study

J OHN J. P OTTERAT, D ONALD E. W OODHOUSE, S TEPHEN Q. M UTH, R ICHARD B. R OTHENBERG, W ILLIAM W. D ARROW, A LDEN S. K LOVDAHL, AND J OHN B. M UTH

5 The Urban and Rural Networks Project: Atlanta and Flagstaff

R ICHARD R OTHENBERG, D AVID L ONG, C LAIRE S TERK, A L P ACH, R OBERT T ROTTER, J ULIE B ALDWIN, AND C AROL M AXWELL

6 The Seattle “Sexual Mixing,” “Sexual Networks,” and “Sexual Partnership Types” Studies

S EVGI O. A RAL, J IM H UGHES, P AMINA G ORBACH, B RADLEY S TONER, L ISA M ANHART, G EOFF G ARNETT, B ETSY F OXMAN, M ATTHEW G OLDEN, AND K ING K. H OLMES

PART III COMPLETE NETWORK DESIGNS

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

R ONALD R. R INDFUSS, A REE J AMPAKLAY, B ARBARA E NTWISLE, Y OTHIN S AWANGDEE, K ATHERINE F AUST, AND P RAMOTE P RASARTKUL

8 Social and Sexual Networks: The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health

P ETER S. B EARMAN, J AMES M OODY, K ATHERINE S TOVEL, AND L ISA T HALJI