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The Sensitivity of Respondent-driven Sampling Method

@article{Lu2010TheSO,
  title={The Sensitivity of Respondent-driven Sampling Method},
  author={X. Lu and L. Bengtsson and T. Britton and M. Camitz and B. Kim and Anna Thorson and F. Liljeros},
  journal={arXiv: Applications},
  year={2010}
}
  • X. Lu, L. Bengtsson, +4 authors F. Liljeros
  • Published 2010
  • Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Biology
  • arXiv: Applications
  • Researchers in many scientific fields make inferences from individuals to larger groups. For many groups however, there is no list of members from which to take a random sample. Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is a relatively new sampling methodology that circumvents this difficulty by using the social networks of the groups under study. The RDS method has been shown to provide unbiased estimates of population proportions given certain conditions. The method is now widely used in the study of… CONTINUE READING
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