|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|1129154||1488859||2015||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• The ‘position generator’ measures individuals’ occupational contact networks.
• We analyze sensitivity to composition of occupations in the list provided to respondents.
• The contribution of different occupations to measures of contact networks differ vastly.
The position generator is a widespread method for measuring latent social capital in which respondents are queried about contacts on a list of occupations predefined by the analyst. We separate out the unique contribution of each occupation to aggregated measures of social capital. It turns out that this contribution varies vastly: knowing a person in some occupations provides substance to measures of social capital, while knowing a person in a few occupations is irrelevant and contributes statistical noise and causes attenuation bias. We discuss the implication of our findings for the design of position generator measures generally.
Journal: Social Networks - Volume 40, January 2015, Pages 55–63