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Comparing two sampling methods to engage hard-to-reach communities in research priority setting

  • Melissa A. Valerio1,
  • Natalia Rodriguez2,
  • Paula Winkler2, 3,
  • Jaime Lopez4,
  • Meagen Dennison5,
  • Yuanyuan Liang2, 6 and
  • Barbara J. Turner2, 7Email author
BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:146

Received: 8 July 2016

Accepted: 8 October 2016

Published: 28 October 2016

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8 Oct 2016 Editorially accepted
28 Oct 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12874-016-0242-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, University of Texas School of Public Health in San Antonio, San Antonio, USA
Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), San Antonio, USA
South Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC), UTHSCSA, San Antonio, USA
Frio County AgriLife Extension, Pearsall, USA
Karnes County AgriLife Extension, Karnes City, USA
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, USA
Department of Medicine, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, USA