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Expert Meeting on Traditional and Non-traditional Sampling Methods for Population Aging Research on Small Populations

The NIA commissioned the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) to convene an Expert Meeting to consider alternative sampling methods to address the challenges of studying small, targeted populations. The meeting was held via web conference on May 6, 2020, in conjunction with CNSTAT’s spring annual meeting. Invited experts presented on methods for surveying small, hard-to-reach populations; respondent-driven sampling; and coordinated screening and recruitment methods for small and hard-to-reach populations. The Expert Meeting identified a broader set of methodological implications that can guide future endeavors. The workshop report (PDF, 565K) is available.