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CARDENAS CASTRO, Manuel  and  YANEZ YANEZ, Susan. New forms of sampling for minority and hidden populations: respondent samples conducted in a south american immigrant population. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.2, pp.571-578. ISSN 1657-9267.

The Respondent-Driven Sampling (RDS) is a method of sampling for hidden or hard-to-reach populations. This is a procedure for estimating the representativeness of the sample in those groups that is unknow the sampling frame. This study presents both the theoretical description of this form of sampling as the report of its practical application in the case of ethnic minorities (immigrants Bolivians, Peruvians and Colombians) in northern Chile. The study started with 8 seeds and recruited a total sample of 109 people from Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. The information resulting from the procedure RDS reports a similar pattern of recruitment for men and women, reflecting the sizes of the networks of both groups did not differ significantly.

Keywords : Respondent-Driven Sampling; hidden populations; minorities; Sampling methods; Hard-to-reach sample; Latin American immigrants in Chile.

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