An Introduction to Respondent-Driven Sampling

Institution: Medical Research Council South Africa

Venue: Cape Town, South Africa

Date: 25/05/2015 – 29/05/2015

Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is a type of sampling increasingly used to sample from ‘hidden’ populations, such as men who have sex with men (MSM),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.


Dr Loraine Townsend
Bryan Hansen


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)


The fee is:

1. ZAR 1000 – For South African registered postgraduate students

2. ZAR 1900 – For staff at South African academic institutions, funded researchers and registered charity organisations

3. ZAR 5000 – For all other participants

All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.

Website and registration

Contact Bryan Hansen
Training Administrator
BRYANT Research Systems
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 83 248 2476

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