Respondent-Driven Sampling References:
"Respondent-Driven Sampling: A New Approach to the Study of Hidden Populations." By
Douglas D. Heckathorn. Social
- The original article in which RDS was
"Respondent-Driven Sampling II: Deriving Valid Population Estimates from Chain-Referral
Samples of Hidden Populations." By Douglas D. Heckathorn. Social
- Article extending the RDS
method to include calculation of standard errors and
post-stratification to control for differences in network size and
clustering across groups
Sampling and Estimation in Hidden Populations Using Respondent-Driven Sampling. ” By Matthew J. Salganik and Douglas D. Heckathorn. Sociological Methodology, 2004
- Article showing through both analytic means and simulations that
the RDS population estimator is statistically unbiased
- Outstanding Article Publication Award of the
Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association
Unbiased Estimates from Hidden Populations Using Respondent-Driven
Sampling.” By Matthew J. Salganik and Douglas D.
Heckathorn. Paper presented at the International Social Network
Conference, February, 2003, Cancun, Mexico
"Extensions of Respondent-Driven Sampling: A New Approach to the Study of Injection
Drug Users Aged 18-25." By Douglas D. Heckathorn, Salaam Semaan,
Robert S. Broadhead, and James J. Hughes. AIDS and Behavior, 2002.
- Empirical evaluation of some
of the assumptions underlying RDS, and its use to study younger drug
Solidarity as the Product of Collective Action: Creation of Solidarity
in a Population of Injection Drug Users." By Douglas D. Heckathorn
and Judith E. Rosenstein. Advances in Group Processes, 2002.
of a Theory of Collective Action: From the Emergence of Norms to AIDS
Prevention and the Analysis of Social Structure." By Douglas D.
Heckathorn. In New Directions in Sociological Theory: Growth of
Contemporary Theories (Joseph Berger and Morris Zelditch, editors).
Rowman and Littlefield, 2002.
- History of RDS and the
research project from which it emerged
Jazz Musicians,” By Douglas D. Heckathorn and Joan Jeffri. In Changing the Beat: A Study of the
Worklife of Jazz Musicians, Volume III: Respondent-Driven Sampling:
Survey Results by the Research Center for Arts and Culture, National
Endowment for the Arts Research Division Report #43, pp. 48-61, Washington DC,
- Use of RDS to study a non-stigmatized hidden population,
the Beat: Using Respondent-Driven Sampling to Study Jazz Musicians.”
By Douglas D. Heckathorn and Joan Jeffri. Poetics, 2001.
- Use of RDS to study a
non-stigmatized hidden population, jazz musicians
Street and Network Sampling in Evaluation Studies of HIV Risk-Reduction
Interventions. ” By Salaam Semaan, Jennifer Lauby, and Jon Liebman.
AIDS Review, 2002.
- Comparison and Evaluation of
Alternate Methods for Sampling Hidden Populations.
of Sampling Hard-to-Reach and Hidden Populations for HIV Surveillance."
By Robert Magnani, Keith Sabin, Tobi Saidel, and Douglas
Heckathorn. AIDS, 2005.