Miranda Lubbers, Beate Völker, and Michał Bojanowski are editing a special issue of Social Networks journal on the Network Scale-Up Method (NSUM) and Aggregate Relational Data (ARD). We invite innovative and original papers. The special issue aims to advance the global, interdisciplinary literature originating from social network research.
Recent research has delved into the NSUM and ARD to understand acquaintanceship networks' organization, size, and segregation along categorical lines, such as ethnicity or social class. The methodology has become widely accepted and used in health science, demography, criminology, and statistics. The special issue welcomes contributions that address theoretical, empirical, or methodological questions related to the NSUM and ARD. Scholars are encouraged to explore topics such as the theoretical underpinnings of the method, novel insights about acquaintanceship networks, and comparisons of the NSUM and ARD across countries or over time.
The special issue is aligned with an organized session at the Sunbelt social networks conference in Edinburgh in 2024. Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts by February 1st, 2024. Selected authors will have the option to present their draft papers at the conference, providing an opportunity for feedback.