Novel Approaches to Snowball / Respondent-Driven Sampling That Circumvent the Critical Threshold

Neyman Seminar
Feb 22, 2017 4:00pm to 5:00pm
1011 Evans Hall
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Web crawling, snowball sampling, and respondent-driven sampling (RDS) are three types of network driven sampling techniques that are popular when it is difficult to contact individuals in the population of interest. This talk will show that if participants refer too many other participants, then under the standard Markov model in the RDS literature, the standard approaches do not provide "square...
Karl Rohe, Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison