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Does size really matter? A sensitivity analysis of number of seeds in a respondent-driven sampling study of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Vancouver, Canada

BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:157

Received: 16 May 2016

Accepted: 4 November 2016

Published: 16 November 2016

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16 May 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
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4 Nov 2016 Editorially accepted
16 Nov 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12874-016-0258-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Epidemiology & Population Health, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, Canada
School of Public Health and Social Policy, Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, USA
Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Faculty of Health Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada