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Sampling 'hard-to-reach' populations in health research: yield from a study targeting Americans living in Canada

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Title
Sampling 'hard-to-reach' populations in health research: yield from a study targeting Americans living in Canada
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BMC Medical Research Methodology, August 2008
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-8-57
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Authors

Danielle A Southern, Steven Lewis, Colleen J Maxwell, James R Dunn, Tom W Noseworthy, Gail Corbett, Karen Thomas, William A Ghali

Abstract

Some populations targeted in survey research can be hard to reach, either because of lack of contact information, or non-existent databases to inform sampling. Here, we present a methodological "case-report" of the yield of a multi-step survey study assessing views on health care among American emigres to Canada, a hard-to-reach population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 20%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 16%
Student > Master 4 16%
Professor 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 3 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 8 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 4 16%