I've also had a long-standing interest in drawing on network theory to evaluate and improve methods - particularly of data collection. This has lead to my involvement in a number of primary data collection projects (in Malawi, South Africa and New York City), and evaluation of secondary network data (in Colorado Springs).
My latest foray in this area is writing a book on network data collection methods, which is under contract with the SAGE Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (QASS) "little green book" series.
- 2012. jimi adams, James Moody, Stephen Q. Muth & Martina Morris. “Quantifying the benefits of link-tracing designs for partnership network studies.” Field Methods 24(2): 175-193.
- 2010. jimi adams. “Distant Friends, Close Strangers? Inferring Friendships from Behavior.” (letter) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(9): E29-E30.
- 2009. jimi adams & Jenny Trinitapoli. “The Malawi Religion Project: Data collection & Selected Analyses.” Demographic Research 21(10): 255-288.
- 2007. jimi adams & James Moody. “To Tell the Truth? Measuring Concordance in Multiply-Reported Social Network Data.” Social Networks 29(1): 44-58.