Evaluation of the role of location and distance in recruitment in respondent-driven sampling

Nicky McCreesh, Lisa G. Johnston, Andrew Copas, Pam Sonnenberg, Janet Seeley, Richard J. Hayes, Simon D. W. Frost, Richard G. White

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Household location affected the overall probability of recruitment, and the probability of recruitment by a specific recruiter. Patterns of recruitment do not appear to have greatly biased estimates in this study. The observed patterns could result in bias in more geographically heterogeneous populations. Care is required in RDS studies when choosing the network size question and interview site location(s).
Original languageEnglish
Article number56
JournalInternational Journal of Health Geographics
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2011

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