Interested in friendship, networks, and/or identity? Good news! Our dataset finally is available to researchers via the DeZIM Research Data Center!
Check it out: https://doi.org/10.34882/dezim.fis.c.1.0.0
We used the data in many of our publications. They include several waves of longitudinal social networks of 11- to 17-year-olds in German schools. Networks are rather large, covering multiple classrooms rather than single ones. Minority youth are oversampled, thus allowing rather fine-grained analyses.
In addition, the data include measures of national, ethnic & religious identities, perceived discrimination, intergroup attitudes, and more.
Here’s the field report: https://mzes.uni-mannheim.de/d7/en/publications/report/friendship-and-identity-in-school-field-report-on-wave-1-wave-2-and-wave-3-technical-report
Here’s a paper on (parts of) the identity measure: https://mda.gesis.org/index.php/mda/
Here’s more information about the project: https://mzes.uni-mannheim.de/d7/en/projects/friendship-and-identity-in-school