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
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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. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09968.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09968.v1
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This study 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:
Victims of robbery, burglary, or assault living in the
Peoria, Illinois area.
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.
personal interviews and police records
Original ICPSR Release: 1993-05-13
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