Empirical studies on social diffusions are often restricted by the access to data of diffusion and social relations on the same objects. We present a set of first-hand data that we collected in ten rural villages in central China through household surveys. The dataset contains detailed and comprehensive data of the diffusion of an innovation, the major social relationships and the household level demographic characteristics in these villages. The data have been used to study peer effects in social diffusion using simulation models, "Peer Effects and Social Network: The Case of Rural Diffusion in Central China" . They can also be used to estimate spatial econometric models. Data are supplied with this article.
Xiong, H., Wang, P., & Zhu, Y. (2016). Diffusion on social networks: Survey data from rural villages in central China. Data in Brief, 7, 546–550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2016.02.081