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Doing social science in the most populated country in the world: how does one get representative results?

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Representativeness is always a tough problem for the social sciences. Getting representative results is even more challenging in a target site that is highly populated or when asking sensitive questions. How big the sample size should be? What should one do if random sampling is simply not possible? If people lie to answer sensitive questions, how does one deal with this? These are some questions covered in this presentation, hopefully it will help to unpack how to avoid some of mistakes that I made, and get more representative data.

This talk is part of the Fieldwork Seminar: Methodologies in the 'field' series.

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