- When will the results be available?
- What is the sample design?
- Will the data be available online?
- Will you prepare data sets for specific statistical packages (e.g., STATA)?
- Where can I find the study codebooks and questionnaires?
- How can I report what appear to be errors in the data?
- How can I learn how to use these data?
We expect to have all three waves of the data available in 2018. Data for wave 1 are now available by request and plans are underway for public access elsewhere.
The sample is a longitudinal panel study with 3 waves, beginning in winter-spring 2015. It draws from a representative sample of 6 counties in the San Francisco Bay Area: San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo. There are 2 age groups: 21-30 years old, and 50-70 years old, designed to capture cohorts where there are a number of life course transitions that might affect network composition. We begin with a total of 1200 respondents, half for each age group, and further divided up for urban, suburban and exurban regions. Three-quarters of the respondents will receive a face-to-face survey in wave 1, and one-quarter will be interviewed using a special web survey. In the next two waves a portion of the FTF interviews will be moved to the web survey pool. For more complete detail, see the Documentation page.
We expect that we will have all three waves of the data available in 2018 for download. Data for wave 1 are now available by request.
Researchers will be able to download programs to work with the data in STATA, SAS and SPSS.
On the study Documentation page.
Contact our data analyst at email@example.com
We will hold workshops at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association and the Population Association of America and Sunbelt. See News and Events for more information about upcoming events. We will also hold a special conference and workshop in Spring 2018.