Overcoming methodological challenges in prevalence studies in developing contexts with vulnerable children

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Jordan, Lucy
Chui, Cheryl Hiu-Kwan
Larmar, Stephen
O'Leary, Patrick
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2020
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Social work research concerns itself with vulnerable populations. Methodological challenges including accessing vulnerable populations are especially acute in developing countries where systematized data is often lacking. This article presents a pilot study using respondent-driven sampling to estimate the prevalence of children engaged in commercial sexual exploitation. The results are used to illustrate the feasibility of developing multi-sectoral collaborations to address issues among vulnerable populations. This study demonstrates that respondent-driven sampling is a strong design capable of producing prevalence estimates. Implications for international social workers in facilitating professional capacity building for effective planning, monitoring and reporting of social development projects are discussed.

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International Social Work

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Lucy Jordan et al., Overcoming methodological challenges in prevalence studies in developing contexts with vulnerable children , International Social Work, 1–15, 2018. Copyright 2018 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

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Jordan, L; Chui, CH-K; Larmar, S; O’Leary, P, Overcoming methodological challenges in prevalence studies in developing contexts with vulnerable children, International Social Work, pp. 1-15

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