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Respondent-Driven Sampling for Immigrant Populations: A Health Survey of Foreign-Born Korean Americans (Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health)

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California Health Interview Survey; 2013 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2013); 2014 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2014); 2015 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2015); 2016 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2016); Immigrant; Asian; Survey Research

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CHIS Journal Article

Publication Date

2020-09-12T07:00:00Z

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Abstract

Summary: This study examined feasibility and methodological utilities of respondent driven sampling (RDS) for Korean immigrants. Authors conducted the Health and Life Study of Koreans (HLSK), a Web-based RDS study targeting foreign-born Korean Americans. Through chain referrals, n = 638 participated. Geographic coverage and estimates of HLSK were compared to foreign-born Korean samples in the American Community Survey and the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) as benchmarks.

Findings: Compared to the benchmarks, HLSK fared well on the geographic coverage, household type and size, employment and health insurance but over-captured those who were younger, more recent immigrants, with higher education and with disability. Existing RDS-specific estimators were largely ineffective.

RDS may serve as a cost-effective tool for recruiting recent immigrants, a harder-to-recruit subgroup within minorities. However, recruitment noncooperation posed operational challenges, a critical gap in the literature. This leaves RDS yet to be a reliable methodology.

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