Douglas Heckathorn

Cornell University

Research Initiative:

Douglas Heckathorn, Professor of Sociology at Cornell University, will work on a book describing the theoretical underpinnings, methods, and applications of respondent-driven sampling (RDS), a statistical method for researching hard to reach populations. The book will explore how RDS can be used to study the assimilation of immigrants in New York and New Jersey, their workplace integration, and the integration of their children into mainstream American society.


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