An Introduction to Respondent-Driven Sampling

An Introduction to Respondent-Driven Sampling

Institution: NCRM, University of Southampton

Date: 20/04/2012

Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is a type of sampling increasingly used to sample from ‘hidden’ populations, such as injection drug users, the homeless, and immigrants. RDS involves peers recruiting their peers, which can result in rapid study recruitment, but also presents a number of logistical and statistical challenges. This event will provide an introduction to the basic theory of RDS, how best to conduct RDS studies in the field, and current methods for analysing data from RDS studies.


Renee Luthra, University of Essex
Simon Frost, University of Cambridge

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