Measuring Social Networks’ Effects on Agricultural Technology Adoption

American Journal of Agricultural Economics Papers and Proceedings, 2013

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 Last revised: 29 Dec 2020

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Annemie Maertens

University of Sussex

Christopher B. Barrett

Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management

Date Written: November 1, 2011

Abstract

We present and discuss the various existing methods to measure social networks in a quantitative manner. We cover popular approaches, such as, snowball sampling, networks within sample, network within census, peer reporting, and new approaches, such as, sample within sample and illustrate some of the methods using detailed network data from three villages in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra (India).

Suggested Citation

Maertens, Annemie and Barrett, Christopher B., Measuring Social Networks’ Effects on Agricultural Technology Adoption (November 1, 2011). American Journal of Agricultural Economics Papers and Proceedings, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2024678 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2024678

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