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Estimating the Size of the Methamphetamine-Using Population in New York City Using Network Sampling Techniques.

Adv Appl Sociol 2012 Dec;2(4):245-252

Social Networks Research Group, John Jay College, CUNY, New York, USA.

As part of a recent study of the dynamics of the retail market for methamphetamine use in New York City, we used network sampling methods to estimate the size of the total networked population. This process involved sampling from respondents' list of co-use contacts, which in turn became the basis for capture-recapture estimation. Recapture sampling was based on links to other respondents derived from demographic and "telefunken" matching procedures-the latter being an anonymized version of telephone number matching. Read More

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December 2012

Balancing the Budget through Social Exploitation: Why Hard Times Are Even Harder for Some.

Adv Appl Sociol 2012 ;2(2):111-119

School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

In all societies needs and wants regularly exceed resources. Thus societies are always in deficit; demand always exceeds supply and "balancing the budget" is a constant social problem. To make matters somewhat worse, research suggests that need- and want-fulfillment tends to further stimulate the cycle of wantseeking rather than satiating desire. Read More

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January 2012
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