Principal Investigator(s): Czaja, Ronald; Blair, Johnny
This data collection evaluates the advantages of network sampling over traditional methods in conducting crime and victimization surveys. Network sampling links population households in specified ways, for reporting purposes, in order to increase the likelihood of locating households with particular characteristics. The investigators conducted a reverse record check survey of victims and a network survey with a random sample of the victims' relatives and close friends. The researchers compared the extent to which crime victims reported their victimization experiences in a general crime and victimization interview and the extent to which a randomly selected relative or close friend of each victim reported the same victimization in the same type of interview. In addition, they examined whether significant reporting differences were evident by type of crime and by various demographic variables.
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Czaja, Ronald, and Johnny Blair. EVALUATING NETWORK SAMPLING IN VICTIMIZATION SURVEYS IN PEORIA, ILLINOIS, 1986. Los Altos, CA: Sociometrics Corporation [producer], 1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09968.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09968.v1
This survey was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (85-IJ-CX-0032)
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
Universe: Victims of robbery, burglary, or assault living in the Peoria, Illinois area.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: The sample was selected using a disproportionate stratified probability sample with systematic random sampling within strata. The stratification was done by type of respondent (victim, network member, and decoy) and by type of victimization (robbery, burglary, and assault). The sample of crime victims was selected from the records of the Peoria, Illinois Police Department.
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personal interviews and police records
Original ICPSR Release: 1993-05-13
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